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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 : 2016-06-01

Baghdad's kitchens: The Iraqi capital's restaurant renaissance

As the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group intensifies in Iraq, Baghdad's restaurant scene appears to be thriving. We'll be taking you on a culinary tour in the Iraqi capital.

Also on the show, FRANCE 24 spoke to a Syrian doctor who lives and works in the west of Aleppo, which is controlled by the regime. He gives a harrowing account of the situation as the city’s hospitals have increasingly become targeted in the conflict. Dozens of doctors have been killed in the last few months.

Finally, Iranian Muslims won't be going to Mecca this year for the traditional September pilgrimage. Teheran and Riyadh blame each other for the inability to agree on the logistics surrounding the event. The mudslinging comes one year after a stampede left hundreds of pilgrims dead.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Melissa BELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL



2017-10-17 marathon

Meeting Mohammad Alqadi, the Palestinian marathon man

He's run 10 marathons in 19 months, each time raising the Palestinian flag to bring attention to the plight of his people. But 27-year-old Mohammad Alqadi was prevented from...

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2017-10-10 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

'Women Wage Peace': Israeli and Palestinian women march side by side

In Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Jewish and Arab women have joined forces in a bid to put peace back on top of the political agenda. Over the weekend, some 30,000 of...

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2017-10-03 Jordan

Jordan: How 3D printing is cutting the cost of prosthetics

Four years ago, several young engineers from Jordan started making 3D prosthetics for patients with war wounds. Now backed by the French NGO Doctors Without Borders, the project...

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2017-09-26 Islamic State (IS) group

Embedded with elite French forces fighting IS group

This week we head to Iraq's border with Syria, where French special forces are taking part in the fight against the Islamic State group. One French paratrooper was even killed...

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2017-09-20 Kurdistan

Kurdish independence referendum: What impact on the region?

In this special edition, we bring you exclusive reports and analysis ahead of the Kurdish independence referendum, due to take place on September 25. The 6 million-strong Kurdish...

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