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Shimon Peres: 'a man of many faces'

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The Legacy of Shimon Peres: The last of Israel's founding generation (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

The Legacy of Shimon Peres: What's left of the Oslo Accords? (part 2)

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Ex-CIA director 'very worried' by prospect of Trump presidency

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Migrant crisis: A political football in France?

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Will France repatriate its collection of 19th century Algerian skulls?

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Film show: 'The Dancer', 'Aquarius' and 'Dogs'

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War in Syria: Residents recount ordeal of life in Aleppo

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Shimon Peres’ Quixotic battle for Israeli-Palestinian peace

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Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2012-01-10

Syria: Arab League divided over observer mission

Critics say the Arab League’s monitoring mission in Syria is toothless and ineffective. We ask why it won't take bolder steps to stop the violence. Next, we meet the Iraqi Kurd forces keeping Kurdistan safe and stable amid the chaos. Finally, 40% of Egyptians cannot read or write. It's not just an educational challenge, but also an economic challenge to lift these families out of poverty.

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2016-09-27 Syria

War in Syria: Residents recount ordeal of life in Aleppo

This week, after more devastating air strikes on Aleppo, we hear from the Syrian civilians struggling to survive the ongoing violence. Also, we head to Jordan where tensions are...

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2016-09-20 Yemen

Yemen conflict: Spiralling malnutrition amongst children

This week, we focus on hospitals in Yemen which are struggling to deal with the surge in malnutrition cases. Our guest tells us why children are paying the ultimate price for...

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2016-09-13 Syria

Syria: Daily life still a struggle in recently liberated Jarablus

This week, we bring you a special report from Jarablus, the Syrian town recently liberated from the Islamic State group, though life remains hard for residents there. Also, how a...

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2016-09-06 Syria

Tension rises in Golan Heights amid war in Syria

This week, we see how the war in Syria is spilling over into Israel. Our correspondent brings us a special report from the Golan Heights. Also, we tell you everything you need to...

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2016-08-30 Turkey

US voices concern over Turkey's offensive in Syria

This week, the US urges Turkey and the Kurds to stop fighting each other and start fighting together. Also, we see how Syrian refugees are heading to Egypt, the latest potential...

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