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Greece Takes on Europe: Historic Elections Rock Status Quo (part 2)

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Greece Takes on Europe: Historic Elections Rock Status Quo (part 1)

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Far-left and far-right celebrate Syriza's victory

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Colombia's Santos hoping for end to FARC conflict 'this year'

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Fighting terrorism: Does Europe have a plan?

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Music show: Björk, Charlie Winston and Ray Lema

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Eastern Ukraine dragged deeper into war

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What would a Syriza victory mean for Greece?

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Set, the new pro-Putin youth movement

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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.

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

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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2015-01-20 Syria

Syrians risk their lives to film IS group atrocities

This week, we meet Syrians who risk their lives filming public executions by jihadists and sneaking the footage out to foreign journalists. Also, 200 Yazidis are freed after...

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2015-01-13 Charlie Hebdo

Saudi blogger flogged for 'insulting Islam'

This week, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is publicly flogged for "insulting Islam". Human rights groups say his case is part of a wider crackdown on freedom of speech. We also hear...

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2015-01-06 refugees

Syrian migrants' nightmare voyage aboard ghost ship

This week, hundreds of Syrian refugees are towed to shore in Italy after their smugglers abandon ship. Also, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas asks to join the International...

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2014-12-30 Egypt

Egypt: A glimmer of hope for jailed Al Jazeera journalists?

The three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Cairo are pinning their hopes on their appeals trial which begins this week. Also, we find out why Syria’s gay community feels...

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2014-12-23 Turkey

Turkey: Inside the Alevi community

This month, the European Court of Human Rights condemned Turkey for religious discrimination against the Alevis, a muslim minority in the country. They are fighting for their...

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