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Latest update : 2012-10-02

Flat-pack furniture for all… except women!

The new season Ikea catalogue is out, and there are a few omissions in its Saudi Arabian edition: no women, anywhere to be seen! The Swedish furniture giant’s come in for criticism from the European press over this display of sexism. And an Iranian media source takes the bait: Fars news agency reprints a satirical article published by the Onion word for word.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2015-01-23 King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Twitter storm as IMF boss hails late Saudi king as 'strong advocate of women'

We look at reaction to Christine Lagarde's comment that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was "in a very discreet way a strong advocate of women". People lambasted the IMF boss...

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2015-01-22 apartheid

Sarkozy criticises Valls for use of term 'social apartheid'

On Tuesday, the French Prime Minister said the country's recent terrorist attacks exposed a "geographical, social and ethnic apartheid" in the society. Nicolas Sarkozy called the...

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2015-01-21 apartheid

'Apartheid' in France: Valls's words cause controversy

First up in this evening's Mediawatch, we look at reaction to the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls's use of the word "apartheid" to describe French social and ethnic divisions....

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2015-01-20 Anne Hidalgo

Pope says Catholics shouldn't 'breed like rabbits'

We take a look at reactions to Pope Francis's remarks on Catholic family planning. Also, a drone flies over the Elysée Palace, sparking security concerns. Finally, the mayor of...

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2015-01-19 François Hollande

Hollande gets historic boost in polls

An Ifop poll for "Paris Match" puts François Hollande's approval rating at 40%, an historic boost for a French president which represents a 21% increase in his poll rating. We...

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