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Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

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Golan Heights' Druze minority urges action across border in Syria

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

How does IS group finance itself?

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French terror attacks: A 'war of civilization'?

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THE DEBATE

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 1)

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Film show: 'Tale of Tales', 'Love and Mercy' and 'Terminator Genisys'

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'There is reason to be optimistic' on Iran nuclear talks

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Greece: Austerity vs. Bankruptcy

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IN THE PAPERS

'The giant fine wine rip-off'

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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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2015-07-01 Syria

How does IS group finance itself?

This week, we look at how the Islamic State group finances its operations, one year after it declared a caliphate in the areas under its control in Iraq and Syria. Contraband oil...

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2015-06-23 Iraq

Islamic State group: One year of a self-styled 'caliphate'

It's been one year since the Islamic State group declared a "caliphate" in the territories it controls in Syria and Iraq. We look at what has changed for people living in the...

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2015-06-17 Iran

Iranian authorities launch matchmaking website

In Iran, the economic crisis means that fewer Iranians can afford to get married. With extra-marital sex severely punished, more and more young Iranians are resorting to "sigheh"...

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2015-06-09 Turkey

Turkey: Selahattin Demirtas, the voice of minorities

This week, Turkey's ruling AK party is in turmoil after taking a drubbing in parliamentary elections. Its loss is the pro-Kurdish HDP party's win. We take a closer look at its...

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2015-06-02 Iraq

Shiite militias on the frontline in Iraq

This week, Shiite militias set up camps around Baghdad in a bid to keep jihadists from the Islamic State group out of the Iraqi capital. We bring you a special report from the...

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