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USA: Voters speak out ahead of high-stakes Alabama Senate race

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Readying the eurozone for future storms: EU Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis

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TALKING EUROPE

Russian influence, reforms, corruption: Challenges for Europe's Eastern partners

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Kidnapped and sold in Libya: Our Observer's story

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Exclusive: Niger's president warns Malian state 'could collapse'

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Music show: Son Little, Eminem, N.E.R.D & 'adieu' Johnny Hallyday

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WTO meets in Buenos Aires under cloud of US protectionism

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Macron Presses Netanyahu on Jerusalem

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French papers: 'Where is the right going' with Wauquiez as its new leader?

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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 : 2017-06-21

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 Muslim month of Ramadan to break the day's fast. We also find out how his recipes reflect the medley of Lebanese society.

Also, we focus on Gaza, which recently marked ten years under the rule of Hamas. Today, analysts say the Palestinian enclave is at risk of conflict while facing power blackouts, poverty, plus a land, sea and air blockade imposed by Israel.

Finally, Myriam Rawick was only eight years when she started keeping a diary about her terrifying experiences during the war in Syria. Now aged 13, her diary has been translated from Arabic and published here in France. We take you to meet her in Paris.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Sanam SHANTYAEI

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2017-12-05 Islamic State (IS) group

Mosul: Growing up under Islamic State group rule

For three years, Iraqi teen Ferah was trapped in her room, as Mosul was taken over by the Islamic State group. That's where she kept a Facebook journal, expressing her fears and...

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2017-11-28 Egypt

'Lost in Lebanon': Scott sisters tackle Syrian refugee crisis

Over one million Syrians have fled to Lebanon since the civil war broke out in their homeland six years ago. As refugees, they are increasingly being met with hostility, however....

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2017-11-22 Social Media

Meet the 16-year-old behind the hijab emoji

Rayouf Alhumedhi, a 16-year-old Saudi national, is behind a mini revolution in the emoji world. Last year, she submitted a proposal for a hijab emoji, in order to represent women...

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2017-11-14 refugees

Charity or business? When big companies provide jobs for Syrian refugees

Some 650,000 Syrian refugees are living in Jordan, where up until last year, they were denied the right to work for a living. But now, from NGOs to the private sector, hundreds...

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2017-11-07 Middle East

Building peace in the Middle East through social and economic projects

We're joined in the studio by Huda Abuarqoub, who's the regional director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace. It works with a network of some 110 organisations that promote...

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