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Ruling Socialists 'fear historic defeat'

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Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 2)

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Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 1)

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To smack or not to smack?

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French Muslims refuse to be scapegoats for extremists

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'Obama needs to provide real answers to Netanyahu's arguments'

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Hollande: 'We have to tear voters away from the National Front'

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French local elections: Far-right National Front in pole position

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Film Show: 'Citizen Four', 'The Circle' and 'Wolf Totem'

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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.

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Latest update : 2011-10-17

Egypt: Arab Spring....Christian Winter?

Our reporters in Egypt meet with the family of a victim of last weekend's violence. Coptic activist Mina Daniel was killed in clashes between protesters and the army. Also, a deal is reached for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. He will be freed in a swap for over 1000 Palestinian prisoners. Finally, Palestinians estimate that Israel's policies in the West Bank and Gaza are costing them nearly 7 billion dollars a year.

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2015-03-04 Yazidi

Iraq: Islamic State group's child soldiers

Two Iraqi children who managed to escape from the Islamic State group (IS) have told FRANCE 24 that the jihadists planned to turn them into child soldiers. The two cousins, who...

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2015-02-24 Syria

French journalist 'recruited' by IS group via Facebook

This week, a French journalist investigates how the Islamic State group recruits would-be jihadists online by pretending to be a young French girl who had recently converted to...

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2015-02-17 Israel

Jewish emigration to Israel: Adjusting to life in a new country

In the wake of the Paris and Copenhagen attacks, Israeli PM Netanyahu has called for "mass immigration" of Jews from Europe. Last year, record numbers of French Jews moved to...

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2015-02-10 Egypt

Egypt: when the beautiful game turns deadly

This week, a football match turns to tragedy in Cairo. Egyptian police are once again accused of strong arm tactics and of a fundamental contempt for human life. Also, in...

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2015-02-04 Syria

Meeting Syriac Christian fighters

This week, we head to northern Syria and profile the Christians fighting for their heritage as the civil war rages on. Next, we look at how Qatar is bidding for sporting glory,...

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