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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 : 2013-08-07

Terror threat: Western embassies shut down

The US and other Western countries act on intelligence pointing to a possible al Qaeda attack, evacuating staff, closing embassies and sounding the alarm. Then, hundreds of people, many of them ex-military leaders, were convicted of plotting to overthrow the government in what was dubbed Turkey's "trial of the century." And finally some of the biggest names in football held kickabouts in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

By Jeanne Lavenant , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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