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Champs-Elysées attack: What impact on Sunday's French election? (part 1)

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After Brexit and Trump: World waits on French presidential election (part 2)

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Battle to stop nuclear waste being buried in a French village

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After Champs-Élysées attack, security takes centre stage in election campaign

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Brexit: Come what May

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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 : 2017-01-11

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. Omar has secured a record label with Sony and his new album is out this week in Dubai. He met up with our correspondents in Ramallah and sang for them in both English and French.

But first, we focus on the farewell to Iran's revolutionary father. Some 2.5 million people are reported to have flocked to the streets of Tehran for the funeral procession of the former president, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. We look back at the legacy of a man who in life divided Iran's political elite, but in death has brought them together.

And in Syria, water shortages have become the latest bone of contention. The regime and rebels have traded accusations over who is responsible. This as the UN warns that the crisis, facing some 5.5 million people in the war-torn country, may constitute a war crime.

By Sanam SHANTYAEI , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO

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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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