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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 6.15 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2012-01-26

Iran oil embargo: what consequences for Europe?

Europe is weaning itself off Iranian crude after the EU adopted an embargo on oil coming from the Islamic Republic. It now has to find other sources to meet its energy needs. Next, Egypt commemorates one year since the January 25th mass protests that kicked off its revolution. Finally, he was just a maths professor but now he has become a target. Our reporters meet with a Syrian activist who fled his country after receiving death threats.

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2014-04-15 USA

Spat over Iran's UN ambassador hampers thawing of relations with US

This week, Iran files a complaint against the US at the UN, saying that the rejection of its UN envoy goes against international law. Next, Iraqi families who had fled fighting...

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2014-04-09 Syria

Peace talks: Could Israeli spy become bargaining chip?

This week, the possible release of an Israeli spy imprisoned in the United States could re-start Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Also on the programme, the one millionth Syrian...

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2014-04-01 Twitter

Turkey: Erdogan survives electoral challenge

This week in Turkey, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan brushes off a corruption probe and controversy over his Twitter ban as his party flexes its muscles in local elections....

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2014-03-26 Abdullah Gul

Turkey: Cracks show in Erdogan-Gul leadership

This week, a rift between Turkey's president and prime minister opens up over a controversial Twitter ban. Next, once a model to the region, Baghdad is now deemed the worst city...

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2014-03-22 Middle East

Obama urges Abbas to take 'tough political risks'

This week, as Obama warns him that the window to peace could be about to slam shut, we look at what legitimacy Mahmoud Abbas has to win hearts and support for tough concessions...

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