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Italy's rural Basilicata welcomes asylum seekers with open arms

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Italy's referendum: ‘Confronted with a wave of 'NO' votes, Renzi resigns’

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French presidential election: ‘Vall's Moment’

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Extremist populist parties: What's the reason behind their rise?

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Gambians herald 'new independence' after Jammeh defeat

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Trump keeps 'em guessing, Italian referendum, Austrian election, Castro's passing (part 2)

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Discovering France's breathtaking Vosges mountains

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Hollande, the one-term French president (part 1)

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Video: Far right at the gates of power in Austria

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

Latest update : 2012-11-21

Gaza violence: the weapons involved

We begin in Israel and Gaza, where we are seeing the fiercest fighting in four years. Israeli air strikes have been raining down on the coastal strip, and militants in Gaza have been firing hundreds of rockets across the border. Next, we take a look at the social media war being played out between the two sides. Finally, we take you to Lebanon for a look at the radical sheik whose war-like messages are being increasingly well received by disaffected Sunnis.

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2016-11-29 Iraq

Discovering the new wave of Egyptian musical talent

This week, we introduce you to the new wave of Egyptian musical talent. A type of music called Mahraganat has surged onto Egypt's underground scene in recent years. It has become...

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2016-11-22 Syria

War in Syria: Photojournalism at any cost

This week, with foreign journalists no longer covering the siege of Aleppo for security reasons, ordinary Syrians are risking their lives to document the war with their own...

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2016-11-15 Iraq

Battle for Mosul: Iraqi army tries to win over locals

This week, we see how defeating the Islamic State group is only half the battle. Our special correspondents report on how the Iraqi army is trying to regain the trust of the...

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2016-11-08 Yemen

War in Yemen: Saada, a city in ruins

This week, we take you to Yemen, where more than 7,000 people have been killed and another 21 million are in urgent need of health assistance. We focus on Saada, a city reduced...

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2016-11-01 Jerusalem

Battle for Mosul: IS group jihadists use civilians as human shields

This week, Iraqi civilians recount their terrifying experiences at the hands of the Islamic State group, this as Iraqi and Kurdish forces close in on Mosul. We also introduce you...

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