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Agriculture: When farms turn into factories

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Strait of Hormuz: a smuggler's paradise

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Investigations against pro-Ouattara camp to begin mid-2015, says ICC chief prosecutor

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Asaf Avidan's Gold Shadow

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UN Special Envoy to the Middle East: 'I leave the Gaza Strip in an even worse situation than before'

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Banding together against music streaming giants

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'My enemy's enemy?'

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Hollande: 'Lost in election'

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Beef off the menu in Maharashtra

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Latest update : 2011-11-22

Syria crackdown: Arab League turns up the heat

The Arab League gets tougher on Syria and suspends Damascus. We take a look at why the group has now taken action. Also, what is the real death toll from the Syrian violence? France 24 Observers say the army is hiding bodies so they cannot be counted. Finally, Hosni Mubarak's party is back - a court rules the NDP can run in Egypt's upcoming elections.

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2015-03-25 Iran

Iran-Oman: Smuggling in the strait of Hormuz

This week, we take you to the smuggling strait that lies between Oman and Iran. Flats-screen TVs or high energy drinks are all sailing through to markets in Tehran, despite...

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2015-03-17 Syria

Syrian crisis: Four years of civil war

In this special edition we focus on Syria, four years after the uprising began there. Over 200,000 people have been killed and 10 million others forced to flee their homes. Many...

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2015-03-10 Israel

Special edition: New stakes in Israel's general election

This week, Middle East Matters focuses entirely on Israel's general elections, due to take place on March 17.

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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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