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Nepal revisited, one year after the deadly earthquake

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France's River Charente, a rich ecosystem

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Libya: Who's running the country?

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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 : 2013-05-21

Syria: the battle for Qusair

We focus on the Syrian town of Qusair, where fighting has intensified in recent days. Amidst the turmoil of the conflict we also take you to an oasis of relative calm: the Lycée français in Damascus. Meanwhile, seismologists warn that a big earthquake in Istanbul is just a matter of time, so what's the Turkish government doing about it? Finally, we meet the comedian being dubbed the Jerry Seinfeld of Saudi Arabia.

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2016-04-26 Syria

Battle for Shaddadi: Interethnic coalition takes on IS group in Syria

This week, we bring you an excerpt from our exclusive documentary filmed in northern Syria. Our reporters gained access to the Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of Kurdish...

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2016-04-19 Syria

Syria: Refugees recount life under IS group

In this week’s edition: The fight continues to oust Islamic State group jihadists from the Syrian city of Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital. We meet some of the people who have...

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2016-04-12 Kurdistan

French volunteers fighting alongside Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraq

Spurred on by the November Paris attacks, French nationals are joining the Kurdish Peshmerga to fight the Islamic State group in Iraq. But they find that being accepted isn't so...

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2016-04-06 Syria

Syria: Residents of Palmyra attempt to rebuild their lives

This week, we head to Palmyra. After Syrian troops recaptured the ancient city, we see how residents are slowly attempting to rebuild their lives. Also, Syrians prepare to vote...

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2016-03-29 Syria

Syria: What does the recapture of Palmyra mean for Assad?

This week, Syrian troops retake the historic city of Palmyra, but can President Assad rid the country of militants for good? Also, controversy grows over a video of an Israeli...

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