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Latest update : 2013-10-23

Lebanese hostages released in Syria

Held hostage by Syrian rebels for nearly a year and a half, nine Lebanese pilgrims have been released. It's the result of intense diplomatic negociations involving Syria, Turkey, Lebanon as well as Qatar. Also, we take a look back at one of the worst attacks on the French military in recent history, the 1983 Beirut bombing. Finally, we look at the fight of Yemeni activists to ban child brides.

By Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Jeanne Lavenant

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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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