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Shifts in the propaganda war waged between Israelis and Palestinians

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French MPs face quandary in pro-Palestinian rallies

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THE INTERVIEW

Yezid Sayigh, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut

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Mind the Gender Gap : getting more women into the tech sector

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Bolivian children: heading to work aged 10

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WEB NEWS

Israel and Hamas battle online over public opinion

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FOCUS

Can Chancellor Merkel's winning streak last?

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Hunger in a fertile land...

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DEBATE

Nigeria: One Hundred Days and Counting (part 2)

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Oped

Whether national or international, the news always needs a second opinion. Check out our op-ed section for a different perspective on the stories making headlines in France and abroad. Commentators from the France 24 newsroom give you their take on the world's hot-button issues.

Melissa BELL 2013-07-08

Lifting a veil on Mali's true issues

It is a political campaign that is more than a year overdue. The plan had been for Mali to go to the polls in June, 2012. Instead, one coup d'etat, one territorial annexation and one foreign intervention later, the West African country will vote on July 28, 2013. Much of the campaign literature...

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Andrew HILLIAR 2013-06-08

Turkey: a country divided

Tensions that had been simmering away for years have now boiled over in Turkey. What began as a protest against plans to build a shopping mall in Istanbul's Gezi Park have unleashed a string of bottled-up grievances against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. What’s behind the...

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Markus KARLSSON 2013-01-22

World economic forum kicks off in Davos

It’s become an annual ritual; the world’s rich and powerful are jetting to Davos for the World Economic Forum. The crowd is highly exclusive; politicians, millionaires, royalty and the odd movie-star or singer. This year – and for the first time since the outbreak of the...

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Murat YETKIN 2013-01-07

A rare chance in the Kurdish problem

It seems that the first echoes of the step taken by the Turkish government to allow two Kurdish-origin members of Parliament to go and talk to Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), as part of dialogue for a peaceful solution to the...

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Murat YETKIN 2012-12-27

Who bugged the Turkish prime minister? And other questions

The rumors started to hit the political corridor as soon as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan’s Security Chief Zeki Bulut was removed from office on Sept. 7, 2012. He was actually appointed as the police chief of the Western Anatolian town of Denizli. On paper it was a promotion, but in fact it...

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Saeb EREKAT 2012-12-11

Window closing on two-state solution and US involvement in peace process

On November 29, 2012, a resolution enhancing the status of Palestine to Observer State passed with an overwhelming majority in the United Nations General Assembly. For the 138 countries who voted ‘yes,’ this resolution not only accorded the Palestinians the long overdue recognition of...

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Melissa BELL 2012-07-20

Ivory Coast: the challenge of taking the side of the truth

The FRANCE 24 Academy is training journalists at RTI, the Ivory Coast state broadcaster. Melissa Bell spent a week working with them on the techniques of investigative reporting. Here are a few of her thoughts, from one of the front lines of African journalism. /// First of all I have to declare...

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Douglas HERBERT 2012-06-04

Putin and Assad: Blood Brothers

The real reason Putin is unlikely to bend on Syria – ultimately forcing Western powers to find a way to bypass the Russian roadblock – has to do with Putin’s own vision of himself as the sentinel of a mighty Russia that doesn’t take moral lessons from the West...   For...

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Douglas HERBERT 2012-06-04

Putin and Assad: Blood Brothers (2)

The real reason Putin is unlikely to bend on Syria – ultimately forcing Western powers to find a way to bypass the Russian roadblock – has to do with Putin’s own vision of himself as the sentinel of a mighty Russia that doesn’t take moral lessons from the West. Read first...

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Melissa BELL 2012-03-23

The Road to Mali

Our journey began in the early hours of the morning on the democratic side of West African politics. Dakar is, on the last day of campaigning before the second round of the presidential poll, in full democratic bloom. The toll road that leads south west through its suburbs and slums is lined by...

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Robert PARSONS 2012-03-22

Q&A: Spotlight on Mali as coup ousts President Touré

Malian soldiers launched a coup d’état on Wednesday overnight, ousting President Amadou Toumani Touré. Despite universal condemnation, there is no sign that the rebel soldiers will back down. They have suspended the constitution, set up a Committee for the Reestablishment of...

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Douglas HERBERT 2012-03-19

Algeria war, 50 years on: No commemoration here

If a ceasefire ending a bloody conflict is signed, but neither of the once-warring parties formally commemorates the event 50 years later, did the history actually happen? The Algerian War is one of those historical episodes that everyone seems to talk about in France – but only in a way...

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Robert PARSONS 2012-03-16

Spotlight on Afghanistan: Karzai wants NATO out of villages

The fall-out from the murder of sixteen Afghan villagers by a US serviceman last week took a new twist on Thursday as President Hamid Karzai called on NATO troops to quit Afghan villages and confine themselves to major bases – a move, which if followed, could seriously disrupt plans for the...

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Robert PARSONS 2012-03-09

Putin’s foreign policy: Can we expect changes?

Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy pronouncements during the recent presidential electoral campaign were virulently anti-Western. Can we expect changes now? Well, if you make the assumption that what he said was solely for domestic consumption and intended to win him...

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