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Melania’s jacket: What did it mean?

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South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

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Zero Tolerance: Does Border Security Trump Compassion?

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Let's become French!

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Taking sides: The dual-nationality footballers playing at the World Cup

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France's Pelagos sanctuary, a haven for whales and dolphins

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Developing a code of their own: Are women leading the tech revolution in Paris?

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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 : 2017-03-29

Refugees of rap: Using music to speak out about the Syrian war

This week, we bring you the story of two brothers, who grew up officially stateless in a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, before they escaped for a new life in France back in 2013. Along with identity they have found their voice. Today, Yaser and Mohamed Jamous rap about freedom and life under Bashar al-Assad's regime, but not without the fear of repercussions.

But first, we head to Yemen where two years on, the civil war shows little sign of easing with 10,000 civilians killed, over three million people displaced and a nation on the brink of famine.

And we finish with one of the world's biggest engineering projects, as car-crazed Qatar braces itself for a metro system. But will anyone actually use it?

By Joanna COCKERELL , Sanam SHANTYAEI , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphane BERNSTEIN

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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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2018-06-06 Jeanne LAVENANT

Israel's targeted assassinations: Revealing the Mossad's methods

This week our special guest is Ronen Bergman. He joins us from Tel Aviv to talk about his book, "Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations". The...

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2018-05-30 Jeanne LAVENANT

Iranian female kickboxer Farinaz Lari on conquering the ring

Boxers Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson are among the world's most famous athletes. But can you name a female boxer off the top of your head? Joining us from Vancouver is Farinaz...

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2018-05-23 Jeanne LAVENANT

Iraq: Children of Fallujah try to rebuild their lives

In Iraq, the Islamic State group has been run out of Fallujah, a city which it ruled with an iron fist for two-and-a-half years. Fallujah was the scene of some of the fiercest...

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