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Nicaraguans 'betrayed' by Ortega, Bianca Jagger tells FRANCE 24

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Protesters, punches and the President's bodyguard

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THE DEBATE

Heavy Meddle: Is Russia outmanoeuvring the West?

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Trump's Helsinki summit with Putin causes outrage in US

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On the red carpet with Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd

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Spain's strawberry farms from hell

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UK book exports could be harmed by Brexit

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'Ortega, enough!'

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Greece's new chapter: Athens prepares to exit bailout programme

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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 : 2017-04-05

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 treating the wounded in makeshift hospitals. They were recently profiled in an Oscar-winning documentary. A growing number of women are now joining the task force, putting their lives at risk to help their fellow citizens.

But first, we focus on Donald Trump and Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi's meeting in Washington this week. It was the first official visit of the Egyptian president since he took power three years ago, but human rights was left off the agenda.

Plus, the Islamic State group have been using drones to drop bombs on Iraqi troops. We see how Iraqi government forces have now adopted their tactics in response.

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

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2018-07-18 Jeanne LAVENANT

'Nation-state' bill sparks controversy in Israel

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a controversial "nation-state" bill will pass into law in the coming days. The bill has sparked intense debate, with critics...

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2018-07-12 Jeanne LAVENANT

Battle for Deraa: Hundreds of Syrians stranded near Jordanian border

The Syrian city of Deraa is where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began some seven years ago. But the current battle over this hotspot between rebels and...

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2018-07-04 Sanam SHANTYAEI

Actress Fatima Al-Banawi on the wind of change for women in Saudi Arabia

As Saudi women finally receive the green light to get behind the wheel legally, we focus on women being at the forefront of change in Saudi Arabia. Artist and actress Fatima...

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2018-06-28 Jeanne LAVENANT

Behind the wheel: Saudi women can now legally drive

For the first time in Saudi Arabia's history, women got behind the wheel legally this week. Until now, women in the kingdom had to rely on drivers or male relatives to get...

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2018-06-20 Jeanne LAVENANT

Khaled Diab: Debunking myths about Islam

This week our special guest is Khaled Diab, an Egyptian journalist based in Tunisia. He's an atheist Arab of Muslim upbringing. With Islam being one of the most controversial,...

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