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Nkurunziza appeals for 'national solidarity' to fund elections

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Oil companies agree to end crippling strike in Nigeria

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Islamic State Group Advances: Washington and Baghdad trade blame over losses (part 2)

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Islamic State Group Advances: Washington and Baghdad trade blame over losses (part 1)

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Music show: Sweden's Eurovision 'Hero' and French festival 'Papillons de Nuit'

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Nepalese children still struggling one month after quake

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Beate Klarsfeld: 'It was our duty to bring Nazis to justice'

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Novak Djokovic: 'I have grown'

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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 : 2011-12-12

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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2015-05-19 Syria

Syria: 'Army of Conquest' makes sweeping gains

This week, we take an in-depth look at the "Army of Conquest" in Syria, a coalition of fighters which has been making sweeping gains and which is understood to be supported by...

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2015-05-12 Yemen

Syria: Medical services hit hard by conflict

This week, we meet Syrian doctors who are struggling to treat civilians as the vast majority of the country's medical infrastructure has been destroyed. Some are even building...

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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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