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Japan: Online campaign to free journalist held by IS group

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Who is Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman IS group wants released?

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Obama in Saudi Arabia: Oil diplomacy triumphs in face of human rights abuses (part 2)

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'There have never been so many jobseekers in France'

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Obama in Saudi Arabia: Oil diplomacy triumphs in face of human rights abuses (part 1)

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Auschwitz, 70 years on

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Former LRA commander appears before ICC

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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 : 2011-10-03

Bahrain medics jailed for treating protesters

First, we bring you an exclusive interview from Bahrain with one of the 20 medics sentenced to prison for treating protesters. Next, our correspondents in Yemen meet with soldiers who have defected to join dissident forces. Finally, with women in Saudi Arabia being granted the right to vote, we ask how the Arab spring has affected women's rights across the Middle East.

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2015-01-28 Islamic State (IS) group

Who is Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman IS group wants released?

After killing a Japanese hostage, the Islamic State group is proposing a prisoner exchange for the release of a second Japanese man, Kenji Goto: his life for the release of a...

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2015-01-20 Syria

Syrians risk their lives to film IS group atrocities

This week, we meet Syrians who risk their lives filming public executions by jihadists and sneaking the footage out to foreign journalists. Also, 200 Yazidis are freed after...

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2015-01-13 Charlie Hebdo

Saudi blogger flogged for 'insulting Islam'

This week, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is publicly flogged for "insulting Islam". Human rights groups say his case is part of a wider crackdown on freedom of speech. We also hear...

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2015-01-06 refugees

Syrian migrants' nightmare voyage aboard ghost ship

This week, hundreds of Syrian refugees are towed to shore in Italy after their smugglers abandon ship. Also, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas asks to join the International...

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2014-12-30 Egypt

Egypt: A glimmer of hope for jailed Al Jazeera journalists?

The three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Cairo are pinning their hopes on their appeals trial which begins this week. Also, we find out why Syria’s gay community feels...

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