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Chaos at Westminster: UK's post-brexit leadership battle (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Chaos at Westminster: UK's post-brexit leadership battle (part 2)

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Matthew McConaughey and ‘Free State of Jones' shine new light on American civil war

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Zika virus spreading fast across Puerto Rico

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Take a break: France’s love affair with vacations

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Panama: Triple X canal for giant cargos

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THE INTERVIEW

Israel’s ex-intel chief: ‘Together, we can do a lot to make Middle East a better place’

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IN THE PAPERS

François Hollande: ‘Brexit result is irrevocable’

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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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2016-06-28 Syria

Child refugees: Inside Turkey's hidden sweatshops

This week, we meet Syrian children in Turkey who are forced to work in sweatshops instead of being at school in yet another tragic consequence of the Syrian conflict. Also,...

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2016-06-21 Jordan

Iraq: Falluja's humanitarian crisis

This week, Falluja's inhabitants flee one hell only to arrive in another - we look at this latest humanitarian crisis. Meanwhile, in Paris, restaurants across the capital open up...

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2016-06-14 Syria

War in Syria: Inside the captagon trafficking ring

It's an energy-booster and highly addictive. But captagon is more than just an illegal drug, it's fuelling the bloody war in Syria. We take a closer look. Meanwhile, rights...

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2016-06-07 Iraq

Iraq: The families fleeing Fallujah

This week, as the fight for Fallujah continues, we meet some of the families who've managed to escape. Also, we see that efforts are underway to save the Palestinian Cucumber and...

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2016-05-31 Iraq

Baghdad's kitchens: The Iraqi capital's restaurant renaissance

As the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group intensifies in Iraq, Baghdad's restaurant scene appears to be thriving. We'll be taking you on a culinary tour in the Iraqi...

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