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China's might on parade: Old foes wary of show of strength (part 2)

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State and stocks: 'The Great Fall of China'

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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 : 2012-10-09

Syria conflict: generations of one family take up arms

Syria’s civil war has seen relatives from across the generations take up arms against the regime. We meet one such rebel family. Next, Egypt's president visits the volatile Sinai region and promises locals that its security will be a top priority. Finally, there are steps towards political change in Jordan, but the King's concessions may not go far enough to satisfy Islamist demands for reform.

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2015-09-01 Syria

The road to exile: A Syrian family’s journey across Europe

This week, we follow a Syrian family who has travelled from Damascus to Hungary in the hope of reaching what they see as the European Eldorado. Next, we head to Lebanon where...

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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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