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French high school students make their voices heard while Le Pen goes fishing

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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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2017-04-25 Lebanon

Lebanon: Activists ramp up pressure over rape law

In Lebanon, an archaic law currently allows rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victim. But a motion was proposed last year to get rid of the measure. Now, ahead of...

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2017-04-18 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey referendum: What does the 'yes' vote really mean?

This week, we focus on the disputed referendum in Turkey that will significantly expand President Erdogan's powers. The "yes" result approves 18 constitutional amendments to...

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2017-04-11 Turkey

Turkey: Is Erdogan an unstoppable power-grabbing force?

This week, we bring you a special programme focusing on the referendum that could drastically change Turkey's political system. If Recep Tayyip Erdogan secures the April 16 vote,...

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2017-04-04 Syria

White Helmets: The women volunteers making a difference in Syria

This week, we meet a woman who is one of the White Helmets in Syria. The volunteers came to prominence for their work rescuing those trapped under the rubble in Syria and...

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2017-03-28 Syria

Refugees of rap: Using music to speak out about the Syrian war

This week, we bring you the story of two brothers, who grew up officially stateless in a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, before they escaped for a new life in France back in...

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