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Afrin, 'a war without images'

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Syria on the brink: Can Assad help the Kurds against Turkish forces?

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Inside the murky business of cobalt mining in DR Congo

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100% Pure Parisian: Comedian Julie Collas helps locals laugh at themselves

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Chinese textile wholesalers open Marseille site

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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 : 2014-05-28

Pope's Middle East trip: A delicate balance between religion and politics

We focus on Pope Francis' pilgrimage to the Middle East, a trip packed with powerful symbolism and at times overtaken by politics. Next, we head to Egypt where former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is widely expected to be elected president, but much of the country's youth are afraid of his rule. Finally, Egypt's Aswan Dam celebrates its 50th anniversary.

By Eve IRVINE , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Laure WAGNER , Charles BOBE

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2018-02-13 gastronomy

Alan Geaam: From dishwasher to Michelin-starred chef

Alan Geamm arrived in Paris two decades ago. In the beginning, he found himself sleeping rough in the streets of the capital and unable to speak any French. Now, without any...

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2018-02-06 Israel

Israel gives ultimatum to African asylum seekers

Israel has begun issuing deportation notices to African asylum seekers, demanding they leave the country with 3,500 dollars, or else face forceful deportation or even...

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2018-01-30 football

Football: Palestinian Honey Thaljieh plays by her own rules

This week we meet Honey Thaljieh, a young Palestinian woman who has overcome numerous social and political obstacles through playing football. As the first ever captain of the...

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2018-01-23 Lebanon

As Lebanon pushes for Syrian refugees to return home, dilemma remains

The Qaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria reopened in December after being closed for some five years. Since the war in Syria began, the number of refugees in Qaa, the...

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2018-01-16 UNHCR

War in Syria: UN refugee agency denounces rape of men and boys

It's perhaps the darkest secret of Syria's civil war. According to a study by the UN refugee agency, sexual violence against men and boys has been used as a weapon of war. Some...

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