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Bayrou decides to march with Macron

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France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 2)

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Amnesty chief urges France to 'stay true to its values'

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Film show: 'Certain Women', 'Rock’n Roll' and 'A Wedding'

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#BringBackOurInternet: English-speaking Cameroon hit by digital blackout

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Preaching coexistence: Avant-garde mosque opens in Lebanon's Druze heartland

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Prison guards turn guns on prisoners in Chile, and thousands of migrants stuck in smoky warehouses in Serbia

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French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

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

Latest update : 2011-10-25

The story of Gilad Shalit's release

In this special edition we focus on the prisoner swap in which Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit walked free in exchange for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. We talk you through the key moments of his release. Also, our reporter meets the family of a former Palestinian detainee as they are reunited with their son. Finally, we examine the political impact of this deal and look at who stands to gain the most from it.

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2017-02-21 Lebanon

Preaching coexistence: Avant-garde mosque opens in Lebanon's Druze heartland

This week, we head to Lebanon and discover a newly-opened mosque in an old building in the Druze heartland. The decision of the head of Lebanon's Druze community to commission...

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2017-02-14 Iraq

Kurdish dandies launch Iraqi gentlemen's fashion club

Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan, often makes headlines for being the backdrop to battles against Islamic State group militants. But this time, the city is in the spotlight for a group...

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2017-02-07 Donald Trump

Is there new hope for gay rights activists in Lebanon?

This week, we focus on Lebanon, where homosexuality is illegal. But a judge recently ruled that a gay couple could not be prosecuted for having sexual relations. The case could...

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2017-01-31 Donald Trump

Egypt: Alexandria's fading cosmopolitan image

This week, we take you to Alexandria, Egypt's second city and once considered the jewel of the Mediterranean. A large port city, it was home to a diverse blend of locals and...

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2017-01-25 Syria

Lebanon: On the road with the 'Ladies of Harley'

This week, we take you to Lebanon, where a group of women are defying convention. They're leather-clad, they take to the open road and they call themselves the "Ladies of...

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