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Burundi's Nkurunziza appeals for 'national solidarity' to fund elections

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Oil companies agree to end crippling strike in Nigeria

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Islamic State group advances: Baghdad and Washington trade blame over losses (part 2)

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Islamic State group advances: Baghdad and Washington trade blame over losses (part 1)

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Irish government clears sale of Aer Lingus stake to British Airways' owner

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FIFA officials arrested in Switzerland on corruption charges

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France's 'great women' celebrated as two heroines of French Resistance admitted to Pantheon

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Could Johnny Depp be jailed over dog row in Oz?

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Music show: Sweden's Eurovision 'Hero' and French festival 'Papillons de Nuit'

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Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. We also give you the perspective of a journalist from FRANCE 24’s Arabic desk. Every 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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2015-05-19 Syria

Syria: 'Army of Conquest' makes sweeping gains

This week, we take an in-depth look at the "Army of Conquest" in Syria, a coalition of fighters which has been making sweeping gains and which is understood to be supported by...

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2015-05-12 Yemen

Syria: Medical services hit hard by conflict

This week, we meet Syrian doctors who are struggling to treat civilians as the vast majority of the country's medical infrastructure has been destroyed. Some are even building...

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2015-05-05 King Salman of Saudia Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Behind the royal family reshuffle

This week, we head to Saudi Arabia where change is afoot. Four months after assuming the throne, King Salman has carried out a reshuffle that observers describe as a historic...

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2015-04-28 Yemen

Yemen conflict: What is Saudi Arabia's strategy?

Last week, the coalition led by Saudi Arabia formally ended its nearly month-long air campaign in Yemen. Reports on the ground, though, say that air strikes are continuing. What...

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2015-04-21 Yemen

Terrorism: IS group's influence spreads beyond Iraq and Syria

This week, by targeting Afghanistan and Ethiopia, the Islamic State group is adding to the list of countries on the receiving end of its deadly terror tactics. Next, we head to...

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