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Tunisia's drug law : Parliament votes to ease repressive legislation on drugs

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Honouring Xavier Jugelé

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Trump's Best Enemy? North Korea in Washinton's Crosshairs (part 1)

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Trump's Best Enemy? North Korea in Washinton's Crosshairs (part 2)

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Is there a risk of complacency in the Macron camp?

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French presidential elections: A historic first-round result

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Southern Border Plan: Mexico's own fight against illegal immigration

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A drug in Mayotte turning people into zombies; and the violent expulsion of a waterside community in Lagos

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Prostitution in Pattaya: Cleaning up Thailand's 'Sin City'

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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 : 2014-08-27

Terrorist ransoms: Should governments pay up for hostages?

This week, US journalist Peter Theo Curtis was released after 22 months in captivity in Syria. But the joy of his freedom was dampened by the horrific beheading of another American reporter just days before. Next, the Mosul dam area may have been taken back from Islamic State fighters, but the jihadists have left a deadly minefield behind them. And in Yemen, Shia rebels in the capital say they won't give up their standoff unless the government meets their demands.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Stéphane BERNSTEIN

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2017-04-18 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey referendum: What does the 'yes' vote really mean?

This week, we focus on the disputed referendum in Turkey that will significantly expand President Erdogan's powers. The "yes" result approves 18 constitutional amendments to...

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2017-04-11 Turkey

Turkey: Is Erdogan an unstoppable power-grabbing force?

This week, we bring you a special programme focusing on the referendum that could drastically change Turkey's political system. If Recep Tayyip Erdogan secures the April 16 vote,...

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2017-04-04 Syria

White Helmets: The women volunteers making a difference in Syria

This week, we meet a woman who is one of the White Helmets in Syria. The volunteers came to prominence for their work rescuing those trapped under the rubble in Syria and...

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2017-03-28 Syria

Refugees of rap: Using music to speak out about the Syrian war

This week, we bring you the story of two brothers, who grew up officially stateless in a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, before they escaped for a new life in France back in...

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2017-03-21 Iran

The hidden collection: Iran exhibits contemporary art masterpieces

This week, we take you to Iran to see one of the most important contemporary art collections outside Europe and the United States. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, these...

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