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Latest update : 2012-07-26

Thousands flee Syria's bloody Ramadan

The conflict in Syria sends thousands seeking refuge beyond their country's borders. They will now spend the Holy month of Ramadan far from home. Also in the news this week, ultra-Orthodox Jews are currently exempt from military service in Israel. But could that be about to change? And we take to you a new all-female TV channel in Egypt, where a strict dress code applies for its employees.

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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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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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