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Hebron, a city where peace seems impossible

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Qatar Airways CEO: Traditional airlines 'inefficient'

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Viva La Evolucion! US and Cuba Move to Normalise Ties

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Web users react to Cuba and the US normalizing relations

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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.

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Latest update : 2011-04-13

Syria: Bashar al-Assad, once seen as a reformer

As the opposition calls for new protests in Syria, we ask whether President Bashar al-Assad is really a reformer. In Kuwait, the stateless Bidoons take the streets to demand more rights. Finally, Israel indicts a Palestinian engineer for masterminding Hamas' rocket program - we bring you the details of the mysterious case.

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2014-12-16 cinema

Egypt: Gay community fears government crackdown

This week, homosexuals in Egypt are once again being targeted. A recent raid on a city centre hamam saw more than 30 men arrested. Next, we look at how relations soured between...

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2014-12-10 Syria

Syrian crisis: Where does Israel stand?

This week, Syria denounces what it says were two Israeli air strikes this weekend, one of them on Damascus airport. Next, we get a glimpse of life in Egypt's North Sinai region,...

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2014-12-02 Egypt

Egypt: The trial of Hosni Mubarak

This week, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been cleared over the killing of protestors during 2011's uprising. Then, the world food programme says a shortage of funds means...

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2014-11-25 Jerusalem

Israel: Business is booming in gun shops

This week, Jerusalem's gun ranges see a spike in business after a spate of deadly attacks in the city. Meanwhile, the Minister of Public Security has offered one possible...

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2014-11-18 Syria

Islamic State group's foreign killers

This week, the world has once again been shocked by the release of another gruesome video by the Islamic State organisation. Aid worker Peter Kassig is the fifth Western hostage...

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