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Spain's Europe minister rules out new Catalan independence referendum

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Hungary's Orban: What consequences of symbolic EU vote?

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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 : 2016-01-06

Iran - Saudi Arabia row: What consequences for the region?

This week, a deepening diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Iran raises concerns for regional security, this after the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric sparks outrage in Tehran. Also, nearly five years into the Syrian civil war, many displaced people are struggling to find a home. We look at one man forced to live out of his truck.

Finally, we explore the stunning scenery of Israel's Negev desert, the ideal tourist attraction for those wanting to hike, rock climb or even abseil. 

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-10-10 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

'Age old cities' exhibition: A virtual tour of the Middle East's landmarks

Ancient cities destroyed by war are brought back to life, thanks to state-of-the art virtual reality. A new exhibition at the Arab World Institute in Paris shines a spotlight on...

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2018-10-03 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

French-Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri released by Israel

This week in Israel saw the release of Franco-Palestinian activist Salah Hamouri, a lawyer by training. The 33-year-old had been held in prison without charge for 13 months and...

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2018-09-27 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Anger and mourning in Iran after military parade attack

In Iran, at least 25 people have been killed and dozens more wounded after militants disguised as soldiers opened fire on a military parade on Saturday. Iran's Supreme Leader...

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2018-09-19 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Rapper I-NZ's 'This is Iraq': When music gets political

This week, we meet Dubai-based Iraqi rapper I-NZ. Earlier this summer, he released a song about what has happened to his country since the US-led invasion in 2003. "This is...

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2018-09-12 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

War in Syria: Hezbollah's secret soldiers

Since it began seven years ago, Syria's civil conflict has drawn in multiple foreign powers. Among them are Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah forces, who have helped prop up the...

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