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More debates on the economy, not on the burkini

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Weiner strikes again

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Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 1)

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Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 2)

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The rise of political tourism in the Middle East

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Music show: Video Music Awards, Rock en Seine and Puppa Lek Sen

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The Gulf of Porto, a paradise of land and sea

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Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2012-07-17

Damascus violence: a turning point in the Syrian crisis

We begin in Syria, where fierce fighting is inching its way ever closer to the heart of the capital. Some activists say the violence of the country’s 16-month crisis has passed the point of no return. Next, Kuwaitis are still demanding change, and political discourse has become an increasingly important part of social conversations. Finally, we take a look at the tourists who head to Israel to try their hand at war games.

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2016-08-23 Turkey

Gaziantep Massacre: Turkey's kurds targeted in deadly attack

This week, Turkey comes to terms with yet another deadly bomb blast. Scores were killed or wounded as wedding guests in Gazientep. Also, the decision to nominate the White Helmet...

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2016-08-16 West Bank

Desperate for work: How Palestinians smuggle themselves into Israel

This week, we take a look at how more and more unemployed Palestinians are crossing the border to find work in Israel. But it’s a route that's also becoming popular with those...

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2016-08-03 Iraq

Iraq: Signs of resistance in Mosul

This week, we head to Iraq where residents of Mosul are increasingly rebelling against the Islamic State group. Also, we look at the changing face of the Dead Sea in Israel and...

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2016-07-26 Israel

Safety at any cost in Israel

After the truck attack in Nice, the French prime minister warned that terrorism will be part of daily life now, for a long time. This chilling sentiment struck a familiar chord...

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2016-07-20 Turkey

Why the coup failed in Turkey

This week, we take a closer look at why the Turkish army failed to overthrow the government. Also, ten years after Israel attacked Lebanon, we meet the locals who are still...

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