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France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 2)

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Chancellor Merkel's immigration policy faces test on her home turf

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Understanding the burkini ban

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BUSINESS DAILY

US Treasury lashes out at EU tax probes

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Olympic Hangover: festive mood dampened by gloomy economy

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IN THE PAPERS

British professor says 'no shame' in reading romance novels

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IN THE PAPERS

Libération:'STOP hunting for burkinis!'

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EYE ON AFRICA

Closing arguments presented in the ICC trial of the Malian Jihadist who destroyed shrines

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

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Latest update : 2012-03-08

Syria referendum: Reform or farce?

As the bombs continue to fall on Homs, Syria organises a referendum on a new constitution. The government says it will pave the way to a new democratic era, but Western powers dismiss the vote as a charade. Meanwhile, the Syrian strife sends ripples through Lebanon. We report on sectarian tension in the northern city of Tripoli. Finally, Iran triumphs for the first time at the 84th Academy Awards as the divorce drama "A Separation" wins an Oscar.

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2016-08-23 Turkey

Gaziantep Massacre: Turkey's kurds targeted in deadly attack

This week, Turkey comes to terms with yet another deadly bomb blast. Scores were killed or wounded as wedding guests in Gazientep. Also, the decision to nominate the White Helmet...

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2016-08-16 West Bank

Desperate for work: How Palestinians smuggle themselves into Israel

This week, we take a look at how more and more unemployed Palestinians are crossing the border to find work in Israel. But it’s a route that's also becoming popular with those...

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2016-08-03 Iraq

Iraq: Signs of resistance in Mosul

This week, we head to Iraq where residents of Mosul are increasingly rebelling against the Islamic State group. Also, we look at the changing face of the Dead Sea in Israel and...

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2016-07-26 Israel

Safety at any cost in Israel

After the truck attack in Nice, the French prime minister warned that terrorism will be part of daily life now, for a long time. This chilling sentiment struck a familiar chord...

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2016-07-20 Turkey

Why the coup failed in Turkey

This week, we take a closer look at why the Turkish army failed to overthrow the government. Also, ten years after Israel attacked Lebanon, we meet the locals who are still...

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