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'Nation-state' bill sparks controversy in Israel

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Young women in China go under the knife to improve job prospects

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Gender questions take centre stage at Avignon’s theatre festival

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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 : 2016-10-12

Aleppo, a city reduced to rubble

This week, we show you how Syria's once-thriving second city of Aleppo has been largely reduced to ruins, this amid continued air strikes by the Syrian regime and its Russian ally.

We also head to Yemen, where an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition has killed 140 people, escalating the conflict between the Riyadh-backed government and opposition Houthi rebels.

Finally, we listen to some Iranian rap: the bad boys of music, formerly known as Zedbazi, continue to dominate download charts in the Islamic Republic. Rapper Alireza JJ joins us on the show.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Sanam SHANTYAEI , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-07-18 Jeanne LAVENANT

'Nation-state' bill sparks controversy in Israel

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a controversial "nation-state" bill will pass into law in the coming days. The bill has sparked intense debate, with critics...

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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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