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Unsettling surge in murders of Bangladesh’s activists and freethinkers

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Cuba Gooding Jr. plays O.J. Simpson in 'American Crime Story'

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IN THE PAPERS

'What does the social unrest say about France?'

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BUSINESS DAILY

Railway workers to add to French strike misery

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IN THE PAPERS

Social media turns ugly in response to 'Cincinnati zoo episode'

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EYE ON AFRICA

Chad’s ex-dictator Hissène Habré sentenced to life in prison

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MEDIAWATCH

‘The best way to afford a suit is to get a job’

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THE DEBATE

Fallujah: Make or break, Iraq offensive led by Shiite militia (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Fallujah: Make or break, Iraq offensive led by Shiite militia (part 2)

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

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Latest update : 2011-11-08

Syrian crackdown: can the Arab League peace deal hold?

Will Bashar al-Assad keep his promises? A day after the president's pledge to end the bloodshed, more people are gunned down in Syria. Also, Palestinians hope that their admission to UNESCO as full members will help protect their top cultural and religious sites. Finally, we take a look at a campaign to free Egypt's star blogger, Alaa Abdel-Fattah, who has been jailed by the ruling generals.

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2016-05-24 Iraq

Iraq: The battle to retake Fallujah

This week, we focus on the offensive to retake Fallujah from the IS group, a priority for the Iraqi army. Next, we see how Iran is opening up to the West but cracking down on...

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2016-05-17 Iran

Can France relaunch the Middle East peace process?

This week, we focus on France's efforts to breathe new life into the Middle East peace process. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault travelled to the region this week to...

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2016-05-10 Syria

War in Syria: Russia combines military action with propaganda

This week, we head to Syria where the Russian military is maintaining a hefty presence in the country and wants to show the world it's a legitimate player in Syria's...

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2016-05-03 Iraq

Iraq: Who is Moqtada al-Sadr?

This week, after his supporters storm Iraq's parliament, we bring you a profile of the Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. Also, our correspondents in Lebanon report on how a new...

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2016-04-26 Syria

Battle for Shaddadi: Interethnic coalition takes on IS group in Syria

This week, we bring you an excerpt from our exclusive documentary filmed in northern Syria. Our reporters gained access to the Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of Kurdish...

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