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Elections in Iraq: a democracy tested

In this edition: parliamentary elections take place in Iraq against a backdrop of continuing violence; the latest on the murder of a top Hamas official in Dubai, allegedly by agents with stolen identities; and how kosher technology is making life easier for Israel's orthodox Jews.

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2017-11-22 Social Media

Meet the 16-year-old behind the hijab emoji

Rayouf Alhumedhi, a 16-year-old Saudi national, is behind a mini revolution in the emoji world. Last year, she submitted a proposal for a hijab emoji, in order to represent women...

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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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