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Looking for a European identity (Part1)

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IMF warns of risks posed to global economic growth by Chinese slowdown

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THE DEBATE

Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 2)

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

United States: Obama in Alaska to highlight climate change

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

The road to exile: A Syrian family’s journey across Europe

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2015-09-02 20:45 MEDIA WATCH

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EU policy consigns Greece ‘to deeper depression’, says Stiglitz

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India - Pakistan: A new generation takes up arms in Kashmir

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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 : 2011-12-12

Syria's deserters hiding in Lebanon

First, Syria's President, Bashar al-Assad, speaks to ABC news and denies ever ordering a crackdown on protesters. We also meet up with Syrian army deserters hiding out in neighbouring Lebanon. Next, Egypt's young, liberal revolutionaries are bitter after a very poor showing in the parliamentary elections. Finally, we discover the top Twitter trend of the year: "Egypt" was the most tweeted word of 2011.

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2015-09-01 Syria

The road to exile: A Syrian family’s journey across Europe

This week, we follow a Syrian family who has travelled from Damascus to Hungary in the hope of reaching what they see as the European Eldorado. Next, we head to Lebanon where...

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2015-08-25 Islamic State (IS) group

Syria: IS group destroys world heritage site in Palmyra

This week, the Islamic State group claims to have destroyed the Baal Shamin temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra, sparking outrage around the world. The 2,000-year-old temple was...

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2015-08-18 Syria

Video: Meeting Syrian army deserters in Jordan

Last week, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offered an amnesty to soldiers who have deserted or refused to complete their military service. But deserters and rebel fighters are...

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2015-08-12 Yemen

Meeting Tehran's new generation of designers

This week, we visit the towns in northern Syria where Kurdish fighters and troops loyal to President Bashar Al Assad have formed an unofficial alliance. Next, we spend time with...

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2015-08-04 Egypt

Suez canal expansion: a boost for Egypt's economy?

This week, Egypt gets ready to inaugurate a new lane on the Suez canal. Built ahead of schedule, it carries a 7 billion euro price tag but should boost traffic by almost two-fold.

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