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The hidden secrets of Les Invalides

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Pro-Opposition stronghold Port-Gentil feverishly awaits presidential elections

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Alexis Michalik: treading the boards in the footsteps of 'Edmond'

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Getting away with murder in DR Congo

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IN THE PAPERS

'Why does Italy refuse to see the seismic risk?'

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IN THE PAPERS

"The burkini trap"

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MEDIAWATCH

Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

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EYE ON AFRICA

Kenyan Government disbands National Olympic Committee over mismanagement

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THE DEBATE

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

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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

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Latest update : 2012-08-28

Syrian rebels run towns without Assad

We begin in Qusayr, a Syrian city where the rebels in charge have set up a police force and are trying to manage formerly state-run facilities like the local hospital. Next, we head to the Rafah border crossing to gauge opinion on Egypt’s new president, who recently sealed off several tunnels that once connected his country with Gaza. Finally, meet some of the 25 Israeli athletes participating at the London Paralympics.

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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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