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Saudi Arabia under pressure: Crown Prince defiant over Khashoggi disappearance

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Music show: NOLA French Connection Brass Band, Yoko Ono & Neneh Cherry

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US Supreme Court decision boosts anti-abortion activists in California

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Beginning of the end for 'Mutti'? State election reflects Merkel's unpopularity

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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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South Sudan: How it won the longest war but lost the peace

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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 : 2018-02-07

Israel gives ultimatum to African asylum seekers

Israel has begun issuing deportation notices to African asylum seekers, demanding they leave the country with 3,500 dollars, or else face forceful deportation or even imprisonment. Last December, the Knesset passed a bill authorising the government to proceed with the move. The first wave of notices were handed to men without families. FRANCE 24's Thomas Waterhouse tells us more.

Plus, anger grows over a video purportedly showing Turkish-backed rebels abusing the corpse of a female Kurdish fighter in northern Syria. Our reporters Roméo Langlois, Mayssa Awad and Mohamed Hassan spoke to women fighters from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on the ground.

And for centuries, archeologists have pondered over the secrets of ancient Egypt. They recently discovered an ancient tomb near Cairo, believed to belong to a high-ranking priestess. Egyptian officials hope the finds can tempt tourists back to the country.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI , Sonia BARITELLO , 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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