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Iraq's Mosul: Rebuilding a city fractured by sectarian mistrust

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Bistrot or bust? Why France's famed cafés are disappearing

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Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-03-08

Syria referendum: Reform or farce?

As the bombs continue to fall on Homs, Syria organises a referendum on a new constitution. The government says it will pave the way to a new democratic era, but Western powers dismiss the vote as a charade. Meanwhile, the Syrian strife sends ripples through Lebanon. We report on sectarian tension in the northern city of Tripoli. Finally, Iran triumphs for the first time at the 84th Academy Awards as the divorce drama "A Separation" wins an Oscar.

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2017-07-18 violence against women

Why violence against women often goes unpunished in Turkey

In Turkey, the number of women murdered by men they know is on the rise. According to human rights groups, in the first five months of 2017, 173 women were killed across the...

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2017-07-11 Iraq

Challenges lie ahead for Iraqis in Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has officially declared Mosul retaken after the Islamic State group captured the city three years ago. The battle to liberate the country's...

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2017-07-05 Syria

Syria: Rare testimony from a jihadist's wife in Raqqa

We bring you the rare testimony of a woman married to a jihadist who recently escaped from Raqqa. She is now at a camp 50 kilometres north of the Syrian city. Our correspondents...

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2017-06-27 Syria

How drones are transforming the battleground in Syria

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are pushing ahead with their mission to oust the Islamic State (IS) group from its de facto capital, Raqqa, making key gains in the east of the...

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2017-06-20 Lebanon

Lebanese cuisine: Traditional dishes and drinks during Ramadan

We're joined in the studio by renowned chef Karim Haidar, who founded the Academy of Arab Cuisine here in Paris. He tell us about the dishes that are served during the holy...

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