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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 : 2014-04-23

Spat over Iran's UN ambassador hampers thawing of relations with US

This week, Iran files a complaint against the US at the UN, saying that the rejection of its UN envoy goes against international law. Next, Iraqi families who had fled fighting are left with little option as holidaymakers cause rents to rocket where they had taken refuge. And we meet an Olympian denied the right to run in his homeland amid tensions between Israel and the Palestinians.

Finally, we take you to Jordan, where the French Institute is organising "French Gastronomy Week".

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Eve IRVINE , Stéphanie CHEVAL



2016-11-29 Iraq

Discovering the new wave of Egyptian musical talent

This week, we introduce you to the new wave of Egyptian musical talent. A type of music called Mahraganat has surged onto Egypt's underground scene in recent years. It has become...

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2016-11-22 Syria

War in Syria: Photojournalism at any cost

This week, with foreign journalists no longer covering the siege of Aleppo for security reasons, ordinary Syrians are risking their lives to document the war with their own...

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2016-11-15 Iraq

Battle for Mosul: Iraqi army tries to win over locals

This week, we see how defeating the Islamic State group is only half the battle. Our special correspondents report on how the Iraqi army is trying to regain the trust of the...

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2016-11-08 Yemen

War in Yemen: Saada, a city in ruins

This week, we take you to Yemen, where more than 7,000 people have been killed and another 21 million are in urgent need of health assistance. We focus on Saada, a city reduced...

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2016-11-01 Jerusalem

Battle for Mosul: IS group jihadists use civilians as human shields

This week, Iraqi civilians recount their terrifying experiences at the hands of the Islamic State group, this as Iraqi and Kurdish forces close in on Mosul. We also introduce you...

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