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Video: 40 years on, Franco's ghost still haunts Spain

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'Life as a cyborg' with Angel Giuffria

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Video: Can love finally beat the caste system in Senegal?

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Saimir Pirgu, a leading tenor mentored by Pavarotti and Domingo

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Feminist icons and young female Democrats clash over Hillary Clinton

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The Perche region: The art of peasantry

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Forbidden love in Senegal: Khady and Massamba's caste struggle

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The 'Académie française': Guard dog of the French language

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Tunisia's extra-harsh marijuana law

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Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Latest update : 2010-12-20

Mubarak forever?

As Egypt gets ready for a parliamentary election, we look ahead to the next crucial deadline: next year's presidential poll and its potential candidates. Israel authorizes thousands of new settler homes: the move puts yet more strain on the stalled peace talks with Palestinians. And we look at one Yemeni association that's fighting Al Qaeda from the grassroots.

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2016-02-09 Syria

War in Syria: The battle for Aleppo

This week, rebels in Syria say their lengthy battle against Bashar al-Assad is losing ground as Russian air strikes help the regime's offensive around Aleppo. Also, five months...

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2016-02-02 Syria

Syria talks: Who are the opposition negotiating in Geneva?

This week, Syria's main opposition coalition joins talks to end the conflict, but says it won't negotiate on its demands. We take a closer look at the High Negotiations...

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2016-01-26 Syria

Syria: A rare look inside Aleppo, a city left in ruins

This week, we bring you a rare report showing how the Syrian city of Aleppo has been reduced to rubble. Western journalists have been allowed back into the city to witness the...

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2016-01-19 Iran

Iran nuclear deal: Tehran eyes economic boost as sanctions lifted

This week, international sanctions are lifted on Iran, signalling new economic opportunities. But even before diplomats signed on the dotted line, firms had already been flocking...

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2016-01-12 Yemen

Syria: The ordeal of Madaya's residents

In this edition we head to Syria, where a convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid have arrived in the town of Madaya, besieged by the army for six months. Next, in Yemen, a...

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