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Catalan referendum debacle

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Confiscated vote? Escalation over banned Catalonia referendum

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Brexit and the city: Paris, Frankfurt, Dublin vying for new business

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Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai: 'I asked Macron to invest $300m in girls' education'

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Is the French Senate a retirement club for old politicians?

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Burma should give access to investigators, says UN rights chief

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Rohingya crisis: Monks with an ultranationalist agenda

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Mexico hit by another deadly earthquake

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US Federal Reserve ends historic QE program

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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 : 2011-12-12

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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2017-09-20 Kurdistan

Kurdish independence referendum: What impact on the region?

In this special edition, we bring you exclusive reports and analysis ahead of the Kurdish independence referendum, due to take place on September 25. The 6 million-strong Kurdish...

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2017-09-12 Lebanon

The fight to end child marriage in Lebanon

In Lebanon, there's no legal minimum age for marriage. Some laws allow girls younger than 15 to marry. According to UNICEF, 6 percent of girls in the country get married before...

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2017-09-05 Iran

Why some Iranian women are defying hijab rules in the car

The hijab debate is heating up in Iran. Wearing it has been compulsory for women in public since 1979. But today, a growing number of them are refusing to comply with the rule...

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2017-08-29 Lebanon

Lebanon's parliament abolishes controversial rape law

In Lebanon, lawmakers voted earlier this month to abolish a law that had allowed rapists to evade punishment by marrying their accusers. The move comes after other nations in the...

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2017-08-22 Yemen

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A US summer camp brings two sides together

In the US, a summer camp in New Mexico brings together young Palestinians and Israelis, encouraging them to share their experiences of growing up on either side of the conflict....

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