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Success for Sarkozy as France turns right

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Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. We also give you the perspective of a journalist from FRANCE 24’s Arabic desk. Every Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2013-08-14

Yemen: the new face of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

This week, a series of prison breaks and a global security alert have revived discussions about a possible resurgence of al Qaeda. Also, an inside look at a hospital in Damascus, where doctors are struggling to treat people wounded in the Syrian conflict. And Qatar feels the heat as England casts doubt over the country's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

By Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Joanna COCKERELL , Jeanne Lavenant

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2015-03-25 Iran

Iran-Oman: Smuggling in the strait of Hormuz

This week, we take you to the smuggling strait that lies between Oman and Iran. Flats-screen TVs or high energy drinks are all sailing through to markets in Tehran, despite...

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2015-03-17 Syria

Syrian crisis: Four years of civil war

In this special edition we focus on Syria, four years after the uprising began there. Over 200,000 people have been killed and 10 million others forced to flee their homes. Many...

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2015-03-10 Israel

Special edition: New stakes in Israel's general election

This week, Middle East Matters focuses entirely on Israel's general elections, due to take place on March 17.

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2015-03-04 Yazidi

Iraq: Islamic State group's child soldiers

Two Iraqi children who managed to escape from the Islamic State group (IS) have told FRANCE 24 that the jihadists planned to turn them into child soldiers. The two cousins, who...

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2015-02-24 Syria

French journalist 'recruited' by IS group via Facebook

This week, a French journalist investigates how the Islamic State group recruits would-be jihadists online by pretending to be a young French girl who had recently converted to...

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