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Bulgarian president-elect hopes for lifting of Russia sanctions

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30 years of Erasmus: Financing fun or funding employment?

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US policy towards Putin's Russia: A new era?

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Burmese policemen abuse Rohingya in a video, and a Malian is deported from France in handcuffs

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France's electricity grid under pressure amid cold snap

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Pound tumbles ahead of Theresa May speech

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Africa-France summit kicks off in Bamako

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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 : 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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2017-01-10 Syria

Meeting Omar Kamal, the Palestinian Frank Sinatra

This week, we introduce you to Palestine's answer to Frank Sinatra. Omar Kamal, a young Palestinian from Ramallah, sounds just like one of the most iconic crooners of our times....

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2017-01-03 Turkey

Turkey's tourism industry reels from string of deadly attacks

This week, we focus on Turkey, where a New Year’s Eve attack by the Islamic State group on a nightclub in Istanbul concluded a bloody year for the country. Just a few years ago,...

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2016-12-27 Israeli settlements

Israeli settlements: Israel, alone but determined

This week we take a look at Israel, which has lashed out at the UN Security Council for passing a resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction. We also go to a monastery...

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2016-12-21 Syria

Syria's one-time commercial hub of Aleppo now a ghost town

This week, Aleppo has been in the spotlight again after repeated attempts to evacuate civilians from Syria's one-time economic hub. With the armed rebel opposition losing control...

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2016-12-13 Syria

Doctor recounts horrors of war in Syria

As horrific attacks continue in Syria, we speak to a French medic who's been training doctors there in much-needed emergency medicine. Just back from the region, French doctor...

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