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French president's advisor resigns: A new blow for François Hollande

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Syria: Former hostages recount 10-month ordeal

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José Bové, Candidate for the EU Commission presidency, Group of the Greens

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Alexis Tsipras, Candidate for the EU Commission presidency, European Left Party

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'Pope-mania' hits John Paul II's Polish hometown

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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.

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

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Latest update : 2011-03-07

Jordan: People's call for reform

Jordan's Bedouin tribes, historically the core supporters of the Hashemite monarchy are now asking for reforms. As protests continue in Bahrain, we single out the crucial actors in the standoff between the ruling dynasty and the opposition. And could Saudi Arabia be the next Arab country to face demonstrations? We put the question to Middle East experts.

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2014-04-22 tourism

Syria: Former hostages recount 10-month ordeal

This week, the four French journalists released after ten months in Syria describe the men who held them captive. Next, there's hope for unity in the Palestinian territories as...

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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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