Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

#THE 51%

Brave women of history: French Resistance Heroines inducted into Pantheon

Read more

ENCORE!

Edith Piaf tribute's encore run, and jazz festival season in full swing

Read more

REPORTERS

Abu Azrael: ‘Iraq’s Rambo’

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Breaking up with the EU: Brexit or Fixit?

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Baccarat, the crystal of princes and presidents

Read more

FOCUS

The plight of civilians in Darfur's forgotten conflict

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Sepp Blatter: Love him or loathe him

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Platini bites back, but Blatter holds on'

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Mexico: New bloodbath linked to drug trafficking

Read more

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.

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

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.

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2015-05-26 Baghdad

Nabi Saleh, the West Bank town holding protests since 2009

This week, our reporter Gallagher Fenwick heads to one town in the West Bank famous for its weekly demonstrations in which locals face off with Israeli soldiers. The small...

Read more

2015-05-19 Syria

Syria: 'Army of Conquest' makes sweeping gains

This week, we take an in-depth look at the "Army of Conquest" in Syria, a coalition of fighters which has been making sweeping gains and which is understood to be supported by...

Read more

2015-05-12 Yemen

Syria: Medical services hit hard by conflict

This week, we meet Syrian doctors who are struggling to treat civilians as the vast majority of the country's medical infrastructure has been destroyed. Some are even building...

Read more

2015-05-05 King Salman of Saudia Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Behind the royal family reshuffle

This week, we head to Saudi Arabia where change is afoot. Four months after assuming the throne, King Salman has carried out a reshuffle that observers describe as a historic...

Read more

2015-04-28 Yemen

Yemen conflict: What is Saudi Arabia's strategy?

Last week, the coalition led by Saudi Arabia formally ended its nearly month-long air campaign in Yemen. Reports on the ground, though, say that air strikes are continuing. What...

Read more