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.