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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 : 2017-01-04

Turkey's tourism industry reels from string of deadly attacks

This week, we focus on Turkey, where a New Year’s Eve attack by the Islamic State group on a nightclub in Istanbul concluded a bloody year for the country. Just a few years ago, Turkey was listed as the world's sixth most visited nation, with tourism representing 6% of its GDP. Catherine Clifford takes a look at how its tourism industry is now faring after a year of deadly attacks and a failed coup.

We also head to Aleppo. Although the battle for the Syrian city is at an end, the nightmare for its children is far from over. They may now be able to play in the streets, but they remain scarred by years of air strikes, shelling and street fighting. Plus they still have no access to education or basic healthcare.

Finally, we discover a monument that's been fascinating archeologists and tourists for centuries. The Abu Simbel temple has been standing for some 3,000 years and was saved from the rising waters of the Nile thanks to a UNESCO campaign. But according to experts, it's now facing a new threat.

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

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2018-04-17 Iraq

The beekeeper who helped save Sinjar women

Our guest this week is Dunya Mikhail, an Iraqi writer who's just released a book about Yazidi women held captive by the Islamic State group. She joins us from New York to talk...

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2018-04-10 Prince Salman of Saudia Arabia

Prince charming? Mohammed bin Salman strengthens ties with France

This week, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman travelled to the French capital. On the agenda with French President Emmanuel Macron were war and crisis in the Middle...

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2018-04-03 landmines

The lethal legacy of landmines in Iraq

According to the United Nations, Iraq is the fifth most mined country in the world, with 59 landmines per square mile. One organisation, Nadia's Initiative, is pushing for the...

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2018-03-27 Egypt

Egypt election: Sisi's troubling human right record

First we head to Egypt, where the incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is running for a second term. Ahead of the vote, Egyptian authorities carried out a string of arbitrary...

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2018-03-20 Egypt

Egypt: Supporters of President Sisi make their voices heard

In Egypt, polls will soon open in a presidential election that's widely seen as a guaranteed win for the incumbent leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The former army chief's only...

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