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Europe’s Blame Game: finger pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 2)

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Europe’s Blame Game: finger pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 1)

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Gold prices: no longer a safe haven?

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Secular bloggers live in fear after spate of killings

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The art of resistance, from Gaza to Lebanon via Timbuktu

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'Close down Calais until the French get a grip'

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Europe's new 'Iron Curtain'

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US gun laws criticised after fresh shootings

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Half of global internet users are on Facebook

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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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2015-07-28 Israel

Israel mulls force-feeding Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

This week, Israel is considering whether to force-feed Palestinian prisoners, held without trial or charge, who are using hunger strikes as a weapon of protest. This follows the...

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2015-07-21 Syria

Syria: The foreign volunteers fighting the IS group

This week, we take a look at Western volunteers who travel to Syria to fight against jihadists. Some don't have any military training, but are willing to risk their lives to...

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2015-07-14 Iran

Iran, six world powers strike historic nuclear deal

This week, Iran and six world powers settle their differences and present a 100-page nuclear agreement. We look at who conceded what. Next, we see why Syria is becoming a...

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2015-07-07 Gaza Strip

Iraqi Christians join forces against IS group

In Iraq, a new force is taking on the Islamic State group. After militias of Shiites, the country is now seeing Christians get involved in the fight for their country.

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2015-07-01 Syria

How does IS group finance itself?

This week, we look at how the Islamic State group finances its operations, one year after it declared a caliphate in the areas under its control in Iraq and Syria. Contraband oil...

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