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Latest update : 2014-07-02

Malaysia driven by its ambition to become a 'Halal Heavyweight'

Halal products, those permitted by Islamic law, are a market worth billions of euros every year. We're not just talking about food and drink but also medicine, and all sorts of other halal services like banking. Our report is from Malaysia, which has aspirations to become a global hub for the production and trade of halal products.

Programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

By Carrie NOOTEN , Patrick LOVETT

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2017-11-17 Emmanuel Macron

France's newest political party accused of 'old' methods

Six months after becoming France's youngest ever president, Emmanuel Macron is facing signs of rebellion and frustration from within his own party. Some 100 members, including...

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2017-11-16 Africa

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2017-11-15 Middle East

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2017-11-14 Europe

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2017-11-13 terrorism

Video: Those affected by the Paris attacks, two years on

Two years after 130 people were killed in terror attacks across Paris, FRANCE 24 speaks to some of the people deeply affected by the violence: a witness who gave first aid to...

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