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Fighting terrorism: What can the UN do?

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Is French health care the best in the world?

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Iraqi snipers battle the IS group in Mosul

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IN THE PAPERS

Party polizei: German cops expelled for pre-G20 summit debauchery

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IN THE PAPERS

Power play? Emmanuel Macron one-ups his prime minister

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EYE ON AFRICA

South African court bars schools from promoting one religion over another

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THE DEBATE

Wannacry more: How vulnerable are we to cyberattacks?

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MEDIAWATCH

Time to remove fake Trump 'Time' covers from display!

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Spain struggles to tackle violence against women

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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 : 2017-03-01

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi: putting arab art in the spotlight

This week, we focus on one of the most celebrated collections of contemporary art from the Arab world, showing as of February 28 at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. The works, predominantly by Iraqi and Egyptian artists, are from the Barjeel Art Foundation, an independent initiative based in the United Arab Emirates. We meet Sultan al Qassemi, the man behind the foundation, who is not just an art aficionado, but also a commentator on Arab affairs.

But first, the Islamic State group has called on its fighters to target Coptic Christians living in Egypt. Amid a new wave of violence in the northern Sinai Peninsula, Christian families are now fleeing towards the city of Ismailia. Our journalists on the ground bring us a report about one of the country’s most vulnerable minorities.

And, the Turkish government fired over 2,500 Education Ministry staff, including teachers, because of suspected ties to alleged terrorists earlier in February. Some of them have since taken their classes outside to parks, teaching for free, as a way of protesting against their dismissal as Turkey continues to crack down on dissent.

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

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2017-06-27 Syria

How drones are transforming the battleground in Syria

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are pushing ahead with their mission to oust the Islamic State (IS) group from its de facto capital, Raqqa, making key gains in the east of the...

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2017-06-20 Lebanon

Lebanese cuisine: Traditional dishes and drinks during Ramadan

We're joined in the studio by renowned chef Karim Haidar, who founded the Academy of Arab Cuisine here in Paris. He tell us about the dishes that are served during the holy...

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2017-06-13 Syria

War in Syria: On the frontline in Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces are tightening the noose around Raqqa, the Islamic State group's stronghold in Syria. As the troops edge closer to recapturing the key city, we bring you...

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2017-06-07 Egypt

Egypt: The success of TV series during Ramadan

Muslims around the world are fasting from sunrise to sunset as part of the holy month of Ramadan. To offer some distraction, some people trade in food for a daily diet of...

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2017-05-30 Middle East

Masculinity in the Middle East: New report reveals surprising results

This week, we're joined by author Shereen El Feki to delve into the gender and sexual politics underpinning the region. She oversaw a study with NGO Promundo and UN women, in...

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