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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hails 'milestone' as UN peacekeepers leave Liberia

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The 'Brexecution' of Boris Johnson

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IN THE PAPERS

State of British Politics 'Worse than Shakespeare'

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From London to Abu Dhabi: How Brexit sent shockwaves across the world

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Carney: UK suffering from 'economic post-traumatic stress'

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ACROSS AFRICA

Liberia UNMIL mission: Peacekeepers prepare to hand over to government

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MEDIAWATCH

Boris Backs Out After Brexit

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DRC elections: Kabila says poll will go ahead

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Chaos at Westminster: UK's post-Brexit leadership battle (part 1)

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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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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

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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2016-06-28 Syria

Child refugees: Inside Turkey's hidden sweatshops

This week, we meet Syrian children in Turkey who are forced to work in sweatshops instead of being at school in yet another tragic consequence of the Syrian conflict. Also,...

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2016-06-21 Jordan

Iraq: Falluja's humanitarian crisis

This week, Falluja's inhabitants flee one hell only to arrive in another - we look at this latest humanitarian crisis. Meanwhile, in Paris, restaurants across the capital open up...

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2016-06-14 Syria

War in Syria: Inside the captagon trafficking ring

It's an energy-booster and highly addictive. But captagon is more than just an illegal drug, it's fuelling the bloody war in Syria. We take a closer look. Meanwhile, rights...

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2016-06-07 Iraq

Iraq: The families fleeing Fallujah

This week, as the fight for Fallujah continues, we meet some of the families who've managed to escape. Also, we see that efforts are underway to save the Palestinian Cucumber and...

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2016-05-31 Iraq

Baghdad's kitchens: The Iraqi capital's restaurant renaissance

As the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group intensifies in Iraq, Baghdad's restaurant scene appears to be thriving. We'll be taking you on a culinary tour in the Iraqi...

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