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Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote (part 2)

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Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote

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Patrick Chauvel, French war photographer

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Scottish fishing industry divided over independence

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Alex Salmond's "emotional eve-of poll plea to Scots to seize their historic opportunity"

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Valls is starting to act like Hollande

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Wikileaks releases "weaponized malware" customer list

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Ukraine politician thrown on rubbish heap

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'Iraq wants role for Iran in anti-IS coalition', says foreign minister

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Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. We also give you the perspective of a journalist from FRANCE 24’s Arabic desk. Every Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2010-07-19

Bashar al-Assad, 10 years in power

In Syria, Bashar al Assad celebrates ten years in power. One decade on, Syria has slowly come out of its international isolation. But it treads a fine line between its ties to Iran, and a fragile thaw with Western powers. In Iran, authorities suspend the execution Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. The woman convicted for adultery and sentenced to death by stoning. And in Egypt, smoking is very common among its population, and the government is now trying to introduce a smoking ban in Alexandria.

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2014-09-09 Yemen

When Western jihadists return home

This week, European governments weigh up how best to deal with the threat of their citizens returning from waging jihad in Iraq and Syria. Next, we take you inside what was once...

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2014-09-02 Islamic State (IS)

Iraq: Water as a weapon of war

In Iraq, water is being used as a weapon of war. We look at how Islamic State militants still control certain key waterways. Next, 50 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas...

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2014-08-26 Yemen

Terrorist ransoms: Should governments pay up for hostages?

This week, US journalist Peter Theo Curtis was released after 22 months in captivity in Syria. But the joy of his freedom was dampened by the horrific beheading of another...

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2014-08-19 Kurds

Iraq: Kurdish forces fight to protect Yazidis

France 24's reporters in Iraq have caught up with refugees near Mount Sinjar, who spoke of kidnappings and rape at the hands of Islamist militants. Next, we take a look at the...

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2014-08-13 Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS)

Iraq: Yazidi minority persecuted by ISIS militants

This week, as Yazidi people continue to flee ISIS militants in the north of Iraq, we look at this ancient community and just why they're fleeing persecution. Next, in Turkey,...

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