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Edinburgh at 70: front row at the Festival

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Oil theft: a multi-billion dollar business fuels Mexican cartels

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French government, employers and unions begin final discussions on labour reforms

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'Here are six costly failures from America’s longest war. No. 1: cashmere goats'

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Charter of transparency…but no official ‘first lady’ title for Brigitte Macron

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Nigeria's Buhari slams divisions after a 3-month absence

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What's next for the "Islamic State Group"?

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Opera singers Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni return to Paris

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Hunger has forced many Nigerian refugees in northern Cameroon to return to dangerous Boko Haram territory.

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

Latest update : 2012-03-20

Syria: Al-Qusayr and its sniper alleys

In an exclusive report we meet the fighters defending one of Syria's few remaining rebel strongholds. Next, shock and anger in Lebanon, after a local TV channel airs images of a domestic worker being brutally beaten. Finally, the passing of a patriarch- Egypt's Coptic Christians mourn the death of Pope Shenouda III who died after a long illness aged 88.

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2017-08-03 Middle East

Tourism in the Middle East: which countries are the least and most popular?

This week, we take a special look at tourism in the Middle East. While some travelers may have been put off, others are still keen to explore the region's mystery and riches. We...

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2017-08-01 Iraq

The Muslin Brothers: designers blur gender lines through fashion

In Israel, the city of Tel-Aviv is home to a fashion label called the 'Muslin brothers'. Launched by Tamar Levit and Yaen Levi, the line is designed to blur gender identities -...

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2017-07-25 Dubai

Dubai: Taking a dip into the Emirates' underwater world

The city of Dubai boasts the tallest buildings in the world, as well as the largest man-made islands. It will soon also be home to an underwater world like no other. The project...

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2017-07-18 violence against women

Why violence against women often goes unpunished in Turkey

In Turkey, the number of women murdered by men they know is on the rise. According to human rights groups, in the first five months of 2017, 173 women were killed across the...

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2017-07-11 Iraq

Challenges lie ahead for Iraqis in Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has officially declared Mosul retaken after the Islamic State group captured the city three years ago. The battle to liberate the country's...

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