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Latest update : 2010-10-18

Ahmadinejad at Israel's doorstep

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits Lebanon. The Iranian leader tours the south, coming right to Israel's doorstep. Egypt's government cracks down on the media, with new restrictions for journalists and production firms. This just a month before parliamentary elections. And France24 launches France24 Arabic - 24 hour news for our Middle Eastern viewers. We'll take you behind the scenes.

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2014-04-15 USA

Spat over Iran's UN ambassador hampers thawing relations with US

This week, Iran files a complaint against the US at the UN, saying that the rejection of its UN envoy goes against international law. Next, Iraqi families who had fled fighting...

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2014-04-01 Twitter

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2014-03-22 Middle East

Obama urges Abbas to take 'tough political risks'

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