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From Turkey to Iran: (re)inventing kebab

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Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-06-28

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 city. Yet as our reporters on the ground found out, the SDF are now contending with a new threat from the jihadist fighters: small, agile drones that are hampering the US-backed airstrikes. Specialist researcher Edouard Pflimlin tells us how these commercial-grade weapons have become part of the conflict.

We also take a look at how the economic and diplomatic crisis in Qatar could have consequences elsewhere in the region, as Palestinians in Gaza fear they'll be abandoned by Doha.

And we learn about the colourful coral reef in Israel that could provide scientists with important answers, as marine life struggles to survive rising sea temperatures across the globe.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR , Stéphanie CHEVAL

Archives

2018-08-14 Jeanne LAVENANT

From Turkey to Iran: (re)inventing kebab

In this special edition, we bring you all things kebab, a dish that dates back some 790,000 years. And when it comes to the region where it has its roots, there is a moutwatering...

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2018-08-08 Jeanne LAVENANT

Water: an issue of national security and foreign policy

This week, we shine the spotlight on the water crisis in the region. The shortages are a result of many factors, including rising temperatures, damaged infrastructure and even...

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2018-08-01 Jeanne LAVENANT

Iranian caricaturist Nasrin Sheykhi talks about her American experience

This week we meet Iranian artist, Nasrin Sheykhi, who received an ‘Einstein visa’ to the US, despite the Muslim travel ban. The visa is often given to famous people whom the...

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2018-07-26 Jeanne LAVENANT

Designer Nadia Atique on modest fashion and football

In this edition our guest is Nadia Atique, a British designer of Yemeni origin who's living every fashion-obsessed 30-year-old's dream. She's already been profiled by Vogue...

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2018-07-18 Jeanne LAVENANT

'Nation-state' bill sparks controversy in Israel

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a controversial "nation-state" bill will pass into law in the coming days. The bill has sparked intense debate, with critics...

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