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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 6.15 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2010-12-20

Yemen: under pressure to fight Al Qaeda

Yemen comes under pressure to do more to fight Al Qaeda, but the government has to walk a fine line between cooperating with the US, and keeping its population's support. Al Qaeda targets Christians in the Middle East with a deadly attack in Iraq and threats against the Coptic Church in Egypt. And a same-sex couple stars on prime-time TV in Israel - the first female duo to compete on ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

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2014-04-15 USA

Spat over Iran's UN ambassador hampers thawing of 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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2014-04-09 Syria

Peace talks: Could Israeli spy become bargaining chip?

This week, the possible release of an Israeli spy imprisoned in the United States could re-start Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Also on the programme, the one millionth Syrian...

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2014-04-01 Twitter

Turkey: Erdogan survives electoral challenge

This week in Turkey, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan brushes off a corruption probe and controversy over his Twitter ban as his party flexes its muscles in local elections....

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2014-03-26 Abdullah Gul

Turkey: Cracks show in Erdogan-Gul leadership

This week, a rift between Turkey's president and prime minister opens up over a controversial Twitter ban. Next, once a model to the region, Baghdad is now deemed the worst city...

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2014-03-22 Middle East

Obama urges Abbas to take 'tough political risks'

This week, as Obama warns him that the window to peace could be about to slam shut, we look at what legitimacy Mahmoud Abbas has to win hearts and support for tough concessions...

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