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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.



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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2017-06-13 Syria

War in Syria: On the frontline in Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces are tightening the noose around Raqqa, the Islamic State group's stronghold in Syria. As the troops edge closer to recapturing the key city, we bring you...

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2017-06-07 Egypt

Egypt: The success of TV series during Ramadan

Muslims around the world are fasting from sunrise to sunset as part of the holy month of Ramadan. To offer some distraction, some people trade in food for a daily diet of...

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2017-05-30 Middle East

Masculinity in the Middle East: New report reveals surprising results

This week, we're joined by author Shereen El Feki to delve into the gender and sexual politics underpinning the region. She oversaw a study with NGO Promundo and UN women, in...

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2017-05-24 West Bank

Meeting 'cultural activist' and soprano Dima Bawab

This week, we introduce you to soprano Dima Bawab. A Jordanian citizen born to Palestinian parents, she has been singing since the tender age of four. Dima is now putting her...

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