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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 : 2014-02-05

Syrian crisis: 'The worst humanitarian tragedy of our times'

The situation in Syria has been described by one diplomat as the biggest humanitarian tragedy of our times. A UN meeting in Rome this week pushed for an urgent solution to the crisis. Next, Iran is emerging as a go-to partner for industrial deals with the West. We take a look at how foreign businesses are moving to invest in the oil-rich country. And in Egypt, a new film is pushing boundaries. "Family Secrets" tackles the taboos surrounding homosexuality.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR , Joanna COCKERELL

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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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2015-02-17 Israel

Jewish emigration to Israel: Adjusting to life in a new country

In the wake of the Paris and Copenhagen attacks, Israeli PM Netanyahu has called for "mass immigration" of Jews from Europe. Last year, record numbers of French Jews moved to...

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2015-02-10 Egypt

Egypt: when the beautiful game turns deadly

This week, a football match turns to tragedy in Cairo. Egyptian police are once again accused of strong arm tactics and of a fundamental contempt for human life. Also, in...

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2015-02-04 Syria

Meeting Syriac Christian fighters

This week, we head to northern Syria and profile the Christians fighting for their heritage as the civil war rages on. Next, we look at how Qatar is bidding for sporting glory,...

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2015-01-28 Islamic State (IS) group

Who is Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman IS group wants released?

After killing a Japanese hostage, the Islamic State group is proposing a prisoner exchange for the release of a second Japanese man, Kenji Goto: his life for the release of a...

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