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From Foe to Friend? Iraq: The makeover of Muqtada al-Sadr

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'Macron sees high earners as key to getting the French economy moving again'

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'Shut Up and Drive': Saudi's paradoxical stance after female activists arrested

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$2.3bn for two million songs: Sony buys majority stake in EMI

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Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

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Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

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Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

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

Latest update : 2013-04-09

Egypt and Iran: a faltering rapprochement?

We head to the Egyptian pyramids, where our correspondents spoke to the first Iranian tourists to travel to Egypt on a commercial flight for more than 30 years. Staying in Egypt, we explore the reasons behind a recent escalation of deadly sectarian violence. Finally, we catch up with the award-winning Syrian Journalist, Rima Marrouch.

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2018-05-15 Jerusalem

US embassy in Jerusalem: The story of the 1995 law behind the move

This week, Donald Trump fulfilled a campaign promise and transferred the US embassy to Jerusalem. The move sparked deadly protests on the border with Gaza - dozens of...

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2018-05-09 Israel

Nakba Day: Israelis and Palestinians make claims to memory

This week marks the 70th anniversary of Israeli statehood. It's viewed as a catastrophe by Palestinians, who remember the expulsion of over 700,000 of them from their homes. We...

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2018-05-01 Syria

Daniel Essa, Syrian shoemaker to the stars

From Homs in Syria to Lille here in France, Daniel Essa has become a household name with fashionistas across the globe. After fleeing his homeland to escape the war, Daniel Essa...

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2018-04-25 Lebanon

Susan Meiselas: Kurdistan through the lens

This week we meet Susan Meiselas, an American documentary photographer who is currently showing her Kurdistan series at the Jeu de Paume museum here in Paris. This exhibition...

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2018-04-17 Iraq

The beekeeper who helped save Sinjar women

Our guest this week is Dunya Mikhail, an Iraqi writer who's just released a book about Yazidi women held captive by the Islamic State group. She joins us from New York to talk...

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