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Military pressures Robert Mugabe to step down, Macron mediates Lebanon crisis

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

France raises a glass to tourism

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FOCUS

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

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#THE 51%

Hear me roar: The growing economic power of older women

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#TECH 24

The future of surgery

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DOWN TO EARTH

The tiny parasite threatening your salmon sushi

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ENCORE!

Director Joachim Trier: True horror is a 'lack of self-acceptance'

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YOU ARE HERE

France's Vézère Valley, a slice of prehistoric life

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BUSINESS DAILY

US House of Representatives passes tax reform bill

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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 : 2017-09-27

Embedded with elite French forces fighting IS group

This week we head to Iraq's border with Syria, where French special forces are taking part in the fight against the Islamic State group. One French paratrooper was even killed this week during the operation. We bring you a special report from the ground in Iraq.

Meanwhile, in Egypt, residents of tower blocks in Alexandria are dicing with death as many of the structures violate building laws. Some have even collapsed, killing those inside or crushing passers-by.

And in Israel, tens of thousands of Africans who survived a perilous journey across the Sinai peninsula and sought asylum are now living in limbo. Some even fear deportation, although they've lived in the country for over a decade.

 

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Sanam SHANTYAEI

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2017-11-14 refugees

Charity or business? When big companies provide jobs for Syrian refugees

Some 650,000 Syrian refugees are living in Jordan, where up until last year, they were denied the right to work for a living. But now, from NGOs to the private sector, hundreds...

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2017-11-07 Middle East

Building peace in the Middle East through social and economic projects

We're joined in the studio by Huda Abuarqoub, who's the regional director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace. It works with a network of some 110 organisations that promote...

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2017-10-31 Middle East

Amrou Al-Kadhi: The Iraqi-British drag performer making waves

Until the age of 11, Amrou Al-Kadhi was an Iraqi living in the UAE and Bahrain - immersed in religion, Arab morality and an obligation to "keep up appearances". It was a...

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2017-10-24 Jordan

Dana Soumbouloglou: One woman's bodybuilding dream in Jordan

Bulging muscles and glistening sweat can be desirable traits in a man. But in a woman, they tend to spark a little more debate, especially in deeply conservative societies in the...

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2017-10-17 marathon

Meeting Mohammad Alqadi, the Palestinian marathon man

He's run 10 marathons in 19 months, each time raising the Palestinian flag to bring attention to the plight of his people. But 27-year-old Mohammad Alqadi was prevented from...

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