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Hissène Habré is sentenced to life in prison

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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.

Programme prepared by Laure Manent and Gregory White

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2016-05-24 Iraq

Iraq: The battle to retake Fallujah

This week, we focus on the offensive to retake Fallujah from the IS group, a priority for the Iraqi army. Next, we see how Iran is opening up to the West but cracking down on...

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2016-05-17 Iran

Can France relaunch the Middle East peace process?

This week, we focus on France's efforts to breathe new life into the Middle East peace process. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault travelled to the region this week to...

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2016-05-10 Syria

War in Syria: Russia combines military action with propaganda

This week, we head to Syria where the Russian military is maintaining a hefty presence in the country and wants to show the world it's a legitimate player in Syria's...

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2016-05-03 Iraq

Iraq: Who is Moqtada al-Sadr?

This week, after his supporters storm Iraq's parliament, we bring you a profile of the Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. Also, our correspondents in Lebanon report on how a new...

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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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