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Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. 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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2016-04-26 Syria

Battle for Shaddadi: Interethnic coalition takes on IS group in Syria

This week, we bring you an excerpt from our exclusive documentary filmed in northern Syria. Our reporters gained access to the Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of Kurdish...

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2016-04-19 Syria

Syria: Refugees recount life under IS group

In this week’s edition: The fight continues to oust Islamic State group jihadists from the Syrian city of Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital. We meet some of the people who have...

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2016-04-12 Kurdistan

French volunteers fighting alongside Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraq

Spurred on by the November Paris attacks, French nationals are joining the Kurdish Peshmerga to fight the Islamic State group in Iraq. But they find that being accepted isn't so...

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2016-04-06 Syria

Syria: Residents of Palmyra attempt to rebuild their lives

This week, we head to Palmyra. After Syrian troops recaptured the ancient city, we see how residents are slowly attempting to rebuild their lives. Also, Syrians prepare to vote...

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2016-03-29 Syria

Syria: What does the recapture of Palmyra mean for Assad?

This week, Syrian troops retake the historic city of Palmyra, but can President Assad rid the country of militants for good? Also, controversy grows over a video of an Israeli...

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