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Is this the end of the Western post-war order?

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THE INTERVIEW

Living with the 'new normal': How govts need to innovate in the fight against terrorism

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IN THE PAPERS

Putin 'gets the tsar treatment' as he meets Macron in Versailles

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ENCORE!

Cannes 2017: 'The Square', Sofia Coppola and Joaquin Phoenix take top prizes

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ENCORE!

The highs and lows of Cannes for the critics

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EYE ON AFRICA

Remembering our friend and colleague Jean-Karim Fall

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MEDIAWATCH

Bad diplomacy, brawls & bromance

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ENCORE!

Cannes 2017: Pitch Perfect's Brittany Snow becomes an urban warrior

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump wraps up world tour at G7 summit in Italy (part 1)

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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 : 2017-03-17

Syria: Normal life slowly resumes amid ruins of Aleppo

This Wednesday marks a sad anniversary: it's now been six years since the start of the Syrian civil war. The northern city of Aleppo has been a key battleground and suffered from months of bombings. However, since the siege ended two months ago, life is slowly returning to normal for local residents, who are trying to rebuild their lives amid the ruins.

We also visit Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp, where the situation is tense amid an outbreak of clashes between the country's Fatah movement and Islamist groups. Our correspondent has been meeting the camp's inhabitants.

Finally, we take a look at "Mr Gay Syria", a documentary about a group of Syrian refugees trying to enter the Mr Gay World competition. We speak to the  director Ayşe Toprak in Istanbul.

By Sanam SHANTYAEI , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Camille FEVRIER , Sonia BARITELLO

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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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