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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

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Latest update : 2012-05-22

Syria unrest sparks clashes in neighbouring Lebanon

Battles broke out on Sunday night in Beirut, after a Sunni cleric was shot down by the army. Many fear the Syrian conflict could be spilling over into neighbouring Lebanon. Meanwhile, Egyptians go to the polls to choose a new president. Voters want their next leader to address basic issues, such as security, food, and jobs. Finally, our correspondent reports from southern Yemen, where al Qaeda has established a new base.

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2015-08-25 Islamic State (IS) group

Syria: IS group destroys world heritage site in Palmyra

This week, the Islamic State group claims to have destroyed the Baal Shamin temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra, sparking outrage around the world. The 2,000-year-old temple was...

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2015-08-18 Syria

Video: Meeting Syrian army deserters in Jordan

Last week, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offered an amnesty to soldiers who have deserted or refused to complete their military service. But deserters and rebel fighters are...

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2015-08-12 Yemen

Meeting Tehran's new generation of designers

This week, we visit the towns in northern Syria where Kurdish fighters and troops loyal to President Bashar Al Assad have formed an unofficial alliance. Next, we spend time with...

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2015-08-04 Egypt

Suez canal expansion: a boost for Egypt's economy?

This week, Egypt gets ready to inaugurate a new lane on the Suez canal. Built ahead of schedule, it carries a 7 billion euro price tag but should boost traffic by almost two-fold.

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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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