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US journalist Peter Theo Curtis freed in Syria

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"Ice Bucket Challenge" angers anti-abortion activists

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An art wonderland: A burnt-out piano, a bed in a box and a giant magic mushroom

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Historian Jean Garrigues: 'For the first time, Hollande knows what he is doing'

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MEDIAWATCH

'Macron-economy' pun already worn out

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What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War

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DEBATE

What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War (part 2)

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New French economy minister signals changes to 35-hour week

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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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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Latest update : 2012-07-04

The challenges ahead for Egypt’s new president

We look at what lies ahead for the new Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi. Meanwhile, the sabre-rattling between Turkey and Syria continues and Ankara’s response raises questions. Also, an Iraqi-Kurdish village fights female circumcision, with the law on its side. Finally, history and politics collide as Bethlehem’s church of the nativity is given World Heritage status.

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2014-08-26 Yemen

Terrorist ransoms: Should governments pay up for hostages?

This week, US journalist Peter Theo Curtis was released after 22 months in captivity in Syria. But the joy of his freedom was dampened by the horrific beheading of another...

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2014-08-19 Kurds

Iraq: Kurdish forces fight to protect Yazidis

France 24's reporters in Iraq have caught up with refugees near Mount Sinjar, who spoke of kidnappings and rape at the hands of Islamist militants. Next, we take a look at the...

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2014-08-13 Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS)

Iraq: Yazidi minority persecuted by ISIS militants

This week, as Yazidi people continue to flee ISIS militants in the north of Iraq, we look at this ancient community and just why they're fleeing persecution. Next, in Turkey,...

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2014-08-06 Middle East

Gaza: Business at a standstill

With more than 1,800 Palestinians killed during the Israeli offensive, the people of Gaza now face a reconstruction bill running into the billions of euros. Meanwhile, in...

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2014-07-29 Syria

Gaza conflict: Palestinians mark sombre Eid

It's usually one of the biggest celebrations in the Muslim calendar, but for people in Gaza this year, Eid was blighted by more deadly violence. Next, nearly all those belonging...

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