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Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 2)

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Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 1)

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To smack or not to smack?

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French Muslims refuse to be scapegoats for extremists

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'Obama needs to provide real answers to Netanyahu's arguments'

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Hollande: 'We have to tear voters away from the National Front'

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French local elections: Far-right National Front in pole position

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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.

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Latest update : 2012-01-09

Iraq: life amid sectarian violence

A wave of bomb attacks hits Baghdad, all targeting Shiite areas. Our reporters meet with Iraqis who have already lived through years of sectarian violence. Plus, it’s a key passageway for the world economy - the Strait of Hormuz is vital to the transit of oil coming from the Gulf. With Iran now threatening to close it off, we look at the strategic importance of this shipping route.

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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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2015-02-17 Israel

Jewish emigration to Israel: Adjusting to life in a new country

In the wake of the Paris and Copenhagen attacks, Israeli PM Netanyahu has called for "mass immigration" of Jews from Europe. Last year, record numbers of French Jews moved to...

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2015-02-10 Egypt

Egypt: when the beautiful game turns deadly

This week, a football match turns to tragedy in Cairo. Egyptian police are once again accused of strong arm tactics and of a fundamental contempt for human life. Also, in...

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2015-02-04 Syria

Meeting Syriac Christian fighters

This week, we head to northern Syria and profile the Christians fighting for their heritage as the civil war rages on. Next, we look at how Qatar is bidding for sporting glory,...

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