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Les Bleus 2018: The new 'tsars' of world football

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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 : 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

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2018-07-12 Jeanne LAVENANT

Battle for Deraa: Hundreds of Syrians stranded near Jordanian border

The Syrian city of Deraa is where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began some seven years ago. But the current battle over this hotspot between rebels and...

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2018-07-04 Sanam SHANTYAEI

Actress Fatima Al-Banawi on the wind of change for women in Saudi Arabia

As Saudi women finally receive the green light to get behind the wheel legally, we focus on women being at the forefront of change in Saudi Arabia. Artist and actress Fatima...

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2018-06-28 Jeanne LAVENANT

Behind the wheel: Saudi women can now legally drive

For the first time in Saudi Arabia's history, women got behind the wheel legally this week. Until now, women in the kingdom had to rely on drivers or male relatives to get...

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2018-06-20 Jeanne LAVENANT

Khaled Diab: Debunking myths about Islam

This week our special guest is Khaled Diab, an Egyptian journalist based in Tunisia. He's an atheist Arab of Muslim upbringing. With Islam being one of the most controversial,...

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2018-06-13 Jeanne LAVENANT

Iranian film director Kahani on a flourishing industry amid censorship

This week, Iranian director Abdolreza Kahani joins us on Middle East Matters. He tells us about his new feature "Absolute Rest", which has been released in Europe, three years...

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