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Egypt: The New Gas Hub

Recent findings of deposits in the Mediterranean are timely: Egypt could, within 2 to 3 years, become self-sufficient in gas, with estimated reserves...

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Iran: Can we Trust the Iranian...

Reporter Sara Saidi met with  business owners and experts in Tehran to make an appraisal on the viability of the banks and the banking systems in...

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Iran: The coal industry faces...

In January 2016, after a partial lifting of international sanctions, Iran wanted to diversify its sources of income beyond oil. For this, the country...

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Egypt: Update on the political...

Journalist Philippe Chalague makes and appraisal on the political situation in Egypt 

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5 questions to Alexandre Del V...

Expert Alexandre Del Valle answers to our questions on the difference between Shiites and Sunnis, Salafism and Muslim Brotherhood

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5 questions to Alexandre Del V...

Expert Alexandre Del Valle answers to our questions on the Muslim Brotherhood and its influence in the Middle East and in Europe 

Iran: What future for the Revo...

Notoriously violent and corrupt, Iran's Revolutionary Guards are increasingly criticized by the population. So, what is their future in Iran?&nbsp...

Iran: The Place of Women in 20...

At the end of last year, Iran experienced a period of popular protest. Women, who account for nearly half of the population of 82 million, participate...

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The security of expatriates in...

How secured is Baghdad? Our reporter Marion Touboul makes an evaluation 

Afghanistan: Marching Toward P...

The last months devastating suicide attacks right in the heart of Kabul prompted President Ashraf Ghani to come up with a new offer on making peace wi...

What is America's strategy for...

Former senior reporter of the French daily newspaper Libération, Jean-Pierre Perrin analyses the American strategy in Iran 

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3 questions to Alexandre Del V...

What is the current situation in Turkey? Expert in Geopolitics Alexandre Del Valle answers to our questions 

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Libya, after the chaos, a reco...

Our reporter Eric de Lavarène makes an assessment on the situation of Benghazi, the second largest city of the country.

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3 Questions to Frederic Encel

Is there a risk of a third Intifada? Expert in Geopolitics Frederic Encel anwers to our questions 

Lafarge in Syria: a bit of fee...

On June 21, 2016, newspaper Le Monde published an article accusing the global concrete leader to have paid terrorist groups to run its factory in Jaba...

The fall of Rajoy and the Sanc...

In less than a week, the censure motion led by the socialist Pedro Sanchez – supported by the radical-left Podemos Party and the Basque and Cata...

Jordan's insatiable thirst thr...

Despite the presence of three rivers and over a dozen dams on its territory, Jordan is struggling to increase its water supply capacity. The country i...

Can the United States stifle E...

Donald Trump has signed a text introducing tariffs up to 10 and 25% on aluminum and steel import. In the wake of this, European states, annoyed by thi...

Sahel: A war of perceptions -...

The two jihadist attacks carried out in Mali on the eve of the 31st Summit of the African Union in Nouakchott (July 2-3, 2018) targeted the key player...

Mali: Gao, the drivers of the...

Vegetables, spices and knick-knacks of all kinds constitute bulk of the Damien Boiteux market offerings. Gao's main trade forum was named after th...