In Lebanon, an archaic law currently allows rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victim. But a motion was proposed last year to get rid of the measure. Now, ahead of a May 15 vote in parliament, activists are ramping up the pressure. As part of the mobilisation, eerie wedding dresses have been hung from nooses along Beirut's famous seafront.
Also, we discover how the region's press has been covering France's closely-watched presidential election, which will pit far-right candidate Marine Le Pen against independent centrist Emmanuel Macron in a run-off.
Finally, on the Lebanese border with Israel, Hezbollah recently offered a rare tour of Israel's defensive measures, in preparation for any future conflict. Our correspondent was there.