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Social unrest in France: A crucial test for the ruling Socialists

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Philippines: Embedded with Islamic guerrillas

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IN THE PAPERS

'The name's Bond, Jane Bond'

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IN THE PAPERS

French people blame government for current social unrest

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BUSINESS DAILY

Landmark debt relief deal agreed for Greece

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EYE ON AFRICA

25 years of independence in Eritrea: Thousands continue to flee repressive regime

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MEDIAWATCH

Petrol shortages in France and free hugs in Britain

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MEDIAWATCH

Petrol shortages in France and #HugABrit

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THE DEBATE

Obama in Vietnam: Just how close can Washington and Hanoi become? (part 1)

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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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2016-05-17 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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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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