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India: Cows at heart of political debate

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Trump again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence

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'Macron: The shadow of a doubt'

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Talks to begin on revamping NAFTA trade deal

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Top Somalia jihadist turns himself over to government

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Are Trump's deleted retweets accidental or calculated?

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Has the horror of partition overshadowed independence?

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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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2017-08-03 Middle East

Tourism in the Middle East: which countries are the least and most popular?

This week, we take a special look at tourism in the Middle East. While some travelers may have been put off, others are still keen to explore the region's mystery and riches. We...

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2017-08-01 Iraq

The Muslin Brothers: designers blur gender lines through fashion

In Israel, the city of Tel-Aviv is home to a fashion label called the 'Muslin brothers'. Launched by Tamar Levit and Yaen Levi, the line is designed to blur gender identities -...

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2017-07-25 Dubai

Dubai: Taking a dip into the Emirates' underwater world

The city of Dubai boasts the tallest buildings in the world, as well as the largest man-made islands. It will soon also be home to an underwater world like no other. The project...

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2017-07-18 violence against women

Why violence against women often goes unpunished in Turkey

In Turkey, the number of women murdered by men they know is on the rise. According to human rights groups, in the first five months of 2017, 173 women were killed across the...

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2017-07-11 Iraq

Challenges lie ahead for Iraqis in Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has officially declared Mosul retaken after the Islamic State group captured the city three years ago. The battle to liberate the country's...

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