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Trump's handshake battle with Macron goes viral

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ENCORE!

Cannes 2017: Nicole Kidman, Queen of the festival

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EYE ON AFRICA

Abdelmadjid Tebboune named new Algerian prime minister

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MEDIAWATCH

Trump's Handshake Showdown

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THE DEBATE

Trump at NATO: What future for the Atlantic Alliance? (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Trump at NATO: What future for the Atlantic Alliance? (part 1)

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FOCUS

Life after IS group: Young Iraqis learn to live together in Kirkuk

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ENCORE!

Cannes 2017: Robert Pattinson stars in Safdie brothers heist 'Good Time'

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THE INTERVIEW

Trump on 'learning curve' but poll numbers 'will go up'

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-05-14

War in Syria: Assad to face two candidates in presidential election

Campaigning has begun in Syria, as the country gears up for presidential polls despite the ongoing civil war. Next, there's little relief for child refugees in Lebanon: they are working long hours for little money, and any form of schooling is a rare luxury. Finally, we look at how Iranian businessmen have found a solution to sanctions, with internet banking and Bitcoin helping them to go global.

By Eve IRVINE , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Laure WAGNER , Camille FEVRIER

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2017-05-24 West Bank

Meeting 'cultural activist' and soprano Dima Bawab

This week, we introduce you to soprano Dima Bawab. A Jordanian citizen born to Palestinian parents, she has been singing since the tender age of four. Dima is now putting her...

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2017-05-17 Iran

Iranian elections: Taking the temperature in Tehran

This week's special show is brought to you from Tehran as some 55 million Iranians prepare to elect a new president on Friday. FRANCE 24 hit the streets to talk to voters about...

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2017-05-09 Gaza Strip

Water crisis in Gaza Strip puts lives at risk

In Gaza, a water crisis is putting Palestinian lives at risk. Less than four percent of fresh water is drinkable and the surrounding sea is polluted by sewage. That's according...

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2017-05-02 Egypt

Egypt opens the door to women preachers

In Egypt, women are breaking the stained glass ceiling with pulpits open to Muslim female preachers for the first time. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Religious Endowments...

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2017-04-25 Lebanon

Lebanon: Activists ramp up pressure over rape law

In Lebanon, an archaic law currently allows rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victim. But a motion was proposed last year to get rid of the measure. Now, ahead of...

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