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Ivory Coast faces uphill battle against counterfeit medicine

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The fight for transparency: Democracy put to the test

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Choreographer Akram Khan: 'The body speaks the truth'

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Admiring the gardens of tomorrow in France's Loire valley

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French fashion legend Pierre Cardin celebrates 70 years of design

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Is Boris Johnson Britain's most undiplomatic chief diplomat?

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Paris pollution: 'Tomorrow we stop breathing'

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Greece hands out Christmas bonuses

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New HIV vaccine trial begins in South Africa

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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 : 2012-05-08

Syria: the inside UN observers mission

The government calls it burgeoning reform, the opposition “a shame”. Syria votes in parliamentary elections. In Egypt an upsurge in violence taints what many are calling the transition to democracy ahead of the presidential election, and we look at the supermodel playing a temptress in a spy movie set in Dubai.

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2016-12-07 Syria

Aleppo: The story of 7-year-old Bana Alabed

This week, we introduce you to the seven-year-old Syrian girl whose Twitter account has won followers the world over: Bana Alabed. Now, however, her recent absence from the...

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2016-11-29 Iraq

Discovering the new wave of Egyptian musical talent

This week, we introduce you to the new wave of Egyptian musical talent. A type of music called Mahraganat has surged onto Egypt's underground scene in recent years. It has become...

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2016-11-22 Syria

War in Syria: Photojournalism at any cost

This week, with foreign journalists no longer covering the siege of Aleppo for security reasons, ordinary Syrians are risking their lives to document the war with their own...

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2016-11-15 Iraq

Battle for Mosul: Iraqi army tries to win over locals

This week, we see how defeating the Islamic State group is only half the battle. Our special correspondents report on how the Iraqi army is trying to regain the trust of the...

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2016-11-08 Yemen

War in Yemen: Saada, a city in ruins

This week, we take you to Yemen, where more than 7,000 people have been killed and another 21 million are in urgent need of health assistance. We focus on Saada, a city reduced...

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