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Historic day for Nigeria and day of hope for Africa

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Nigeria's Historic Election: The Return of Muhammadu Buhari (part 2)

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Nigeria's Historic Election: The Return of Muhammadu Buhari (part 1)

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The rise of Hindu far-right groups

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Video: San Cristobal, Venezuela's tinderbox

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Rebuilding attacked churches in Niger, and illegal fishing in Iran

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The extraordinary tale of the Egyptian mother who lived as a man

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Film Show : 'Suite française', 'Shaun the sheep' and 'A perfect man'

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Strait of Hormuz: a smuggler's paradise

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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 5.45 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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2015-03-31 Yemen

Iraq: Sunni militias fight alongside Peshmerga fighters

This week, we head to Iraq where Peshmerga fighters enroll Sunni Arab fighters to help in the battle against the Islamic State group. Next, we look at the regional power struggle...

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2015-03-25 Iran

Iran-Oman: Smuggling in the strait of Hormuz

This week, we take you to the smuggling strait that lies between Oman and Iran. Flats-screen TVs or high energy drinks are all sailing through to markets in Tehran, despite...

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2015-03-17 Syria

Syrian crisis: Four years of civil war

In this special edition we focus on Syria, four years after the uprising began there. Over 200,000 people have been killed and 10 million others forced to flee their homes. Many...

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2015-03-10 Israel

Special edition: New stakes in Israel's general election

This week, Middle East Matters focuses entirely on Israel's general elections, due to take place on March 17.

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2015-03-04 Yazidi

Iraq: Islamic State group's child soldiers

Two Iraqi children who managed to escape from the Islamic State group (IS) have told FRANCE 24 that the jihadists planned to turn them into child soldiers. The two cousins, who...

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