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Gaza: online reactions

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Rise of the Robots

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Overfishing and the global appetite for bluefin tuna: can Tokyo turn the tide?

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Israel-Gaza, From Bad to Worse? With no Ceasefire in Sight, Conflict Spillover Felt Elsewhere (part 2)

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Israel-Gaza, From Bad to Worse? With no Ceasefire in Sight, Conflict Spillover Felt Elsewhere

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Clapton pays hommage to 'Cocaine' songwriter J.J. Cale

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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 4.15 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2012-05-16

Who is to blame for Damascus bombings?

In Syria, more than 50 people were killed last week when car bombs targeted a six-lane highway and an intelligence building. The attacks raised questions about extremist activity in the country. Meanwhile, a feisty TV debate between leading presidential candidates provides plenty of entertainment for Egyptians. Finally, we meet an Iraqi film director who is determined to bring the silver screen to the people of Baghdad.

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2014-07-16 Kurdistan

Gaza: paramedics on the front line

Since Israel began "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza a week ago, more than 190 Palestinians have died. We meet the people whose job it is to try to save lives in Gaza. In Iraq,...

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2014-07-08 Syria

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Life under rocket fire

This week, Israel calls up thousands of reservists as it launches a deadly assault on Gaza. Also, the leader of the Islamist militant group ISIS makes an audacious public...

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2014-07-01 Ramadan

Iraq crisis: ISIS's online propaganda machine

This week, as jihadists claim to have established a "caliphate" in captured territories in Iraq and Syria, we examine their PR machine. Next, with the World Cup in full swing in...

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2014-06-24 refugees

Iraq crisis: Baghdad residents living in fear

This week, Iraq is in turmoil as ISIS jihadists continue to make sweeping gains. They're now within 100 km of the capital Baghdad. Next, US Secretary of State John Kerry joins a...

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2014-06-17 Iraq

Iraq crisis: The reasons behind the sectarian divide

This week, Sunni militants led by the Islamist group ISIS make rapid territorial gains in Iraq, sparking renewed fears of an all-out sectarian war. In the absence of Iraqi...

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