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Iran bans 'homosexual' and 'devil-worshipping' hairstyles

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Hollande draws criticism on third anniversary of his presidency

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Burundi: Judges back Nkurunziza's bid for third term

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France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 2)

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France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 1)

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'French Patriot Act' criticised online

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Will Finland's eurosceptic party enter government?

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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 : 2011-11-14

IAEA: the threat of an Iranian bomb

The Islamic republic fears a strike, after a new UN report suggests it is out to get the nuclear bomb. But Iran has warned that any attacks will be met with an iron fist. Also, the city of Homs in Syria is reeling after a week of shelling and raids. Hospitals are overwhelmed and food is in short supply. Finally, militias are using guns with silencers in a new wave of assassinations in Iraq.

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2015-05-05 King Salman of Saudia Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Behind the royal family reshuffle

This week, we head to Saudi Arabia where change is afoot. Four months after assuming the throne, King Salman has carried out a reshuffle that observers describe as a historic...

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2015-04-28 Yemen

Yemen conflict: What is Saudi Arabia's strategy?

Last week, the coalition led by Saudi Arabia formally ended its nearly month-long air campaign in Yemen. Reports on the ground, though, say that air strikes are continuing. What...

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2015-04-21 Yemen

Terrorism: IS group's influence spreads beyond Iraq and Syria

This week, by targeting Afghanistan and Ethiopia, the Islamic State group is adding to the list of countries on the receiving end of its deadly terror tactics. Next, we head to...

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2015-04-14 Syria

Syria: Meeting IS group prisoners captured by Kurdish forces

This week, we hear from Islamic State group jihadists taken prisoner by Kurdish forces in Syria. They minimise reports of the group's atrocities. Next, we head to Egypt, where a...

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2015-04-07 Syria

Syria: The Yarmouk camp battleground

This week, the United Nations calls for the immediate evacuation of refugees in Yarmouk as the Islamic State group and other insurgents battle it out there. Next, we head to...

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