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Multilateralist Macron is the anti-Trump at UN General Assembly

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Rio mired in economic crisis a year after hosting Olympics

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Elizabeth Strout: 'There’s something emotionally truthful about my characters'

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Polish foreign minister: Macron's comments on Poland 'were not necessary'

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The controversial colonial statue in Senegal; and the centuries-old town in Turkey being destroyed by the govt

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BUSINESS DAILY

End of an era: Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

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IN THE PAPERS

'We aren't ready' for a second vote in Kenya and flip-flopping on climate change

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IN THE PAPERS

Another Hurricane? It's Maria's turn. And, when's your printer going to stop working?

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EYE ON AFRICA

DR Congo: New report says army worked with militias to massacre hundreds in Beni

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

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

Latest update : 2011-05-02

Syria: why intervention will not work

As the death toll from Syria's uprising climbs into the hundreds, the international community is divided over whether to adopt stronger measures against the regime. We also look back on how the protests erupted and why they are focused on the small city of Dera'a. Finally, after five years of conflict, Palestinians reunite as Hamas and Fatah reach a reconciliation deal.

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2017-09-12 Lebanon

The fight to end child marriage in Lebanon

In Lebanon, there's no legal minimum age for marriage. Some laws allow girls younger than 15 to marry. According to UNICEF, 6 percent of girls in the country get married before...

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2017-09-05 Iran

Why some Iranian women are defying hijab rules in the car

The hijab debate is heating up in Iran. Wearing it has been compulsory for women in public since 1979. But today, a growing number of them are refusing to comply with the rule...

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2017-08-29 Lebanon

Lebanon's parliament abolishes controversial rape law

In Lebanon, lawmakers voted earlier this month to abolish a law that had allowed rapists to evade punishment by marrying their accusers. The move comes after other nations in the...

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2017-08-22 Yemen

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A US summer camp brings two sides together

In the US, a summer camp in New Mexico brings together young Palestinians and Israelis, encouraging them to share their experiences of growing up on either side of the conflict....

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2017-08-03 Middle East

Tourism in the Middle East: which countries are the least and most popular?

This week, we take a special look at tourism in the Middle East. While some travelers may have been put off, others are still keen to explore the region's mystery and riches. We...

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