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Do Scandals Matter? Fillon, Le Pen cry 'witch-hunt" over corruption probes (part 1)

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Do Scandals Matter? Fillon, Le Pen cry 'witch-hunt" over corruption probes (part 2)

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Philippines: Has Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ gone too far?

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America's future strategy in Southeast Asia? Local US allies keen for answers

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Ukraine's illegal mafia-run amber mining; and the street art being destroyed by authorities in Brazil

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Anti-immigrant protests erupt in South African capital

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White House silence over Kansas bar shooting angers India

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IN THE PAPERS

Oscars: Not so white anymore, but very political

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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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2017-02-21 Lebanon

Preaching coexistence: Avant-garde mosque opens in Lebanon's Druze heartland

This week, we head to Lebanon and discover a newly-opened mosque in an old building in the Druze heartland. The decision of the head of Lebanon's Druze community to commission...

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2017-02-14 Iraq

Kurdish dandies launch Iraqi gentlemen's fashion club

Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan, often makes headlines for being the backdrop to battles against Islamic State group militants. But this time, the city is in the spotlight for a group...

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2017-02-07 Donald Trump

Is there new hope for gay rights activists in Lebanon?

This week, we focus on Lebanon, where homosexuality is illegal. But a judge recently ruled that a gay couple could not be prosecuted for having sexual relations. The case could...

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2017-01-31 Donald Trump

Egypt: Alexandria's fading cosmopolitan image

This week, we take you to Alexandria, Egypt's second city and once considered the jewel of the Mediterranean. A large port city, it was home to a diverse blend of locals and...

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2017-01-25 Syria

Lebanon: On the road with the 'Ladies of Harley'

This week, we take you to Lebanon, where a group of women are defying convention. They're leather-clad, they take to the open road and they call themselves the "Ladies of...

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