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Tears and champagne as commercial flights resume between Ethiopia and Eritrea

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UN warns of 'conspiracy of complacency' in fighting HIV

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Nicaragua: another descent into dictatorship?

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Nicaragua's Boiling Point: Americas divided over Ortega's crackdown

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What the World Cup win means for France

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'Nation-state' bill sparks controversy in Israel

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Young women in China go under the knife to improve job prospects

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Brussels to slap $5 billion fine on Google

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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 : 2017-07-26

Dubai: Taking a dip into the Emirates' underwater world

The city of Dubai boasts the tallest buildings in the world, as well as the largest man-made islands. It will soon also be home to an underwater world like no other. The project includes sub-aquatic houses, restaurants and even shops. The views are spectacular, with marine life on full display. We bring you a sneak preview.

But first, we look back at the diplomatic tensions over a contested shrine in Jerusalem. In a major reversal, Israel is removing metal detectors placed at the entrance to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

And for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, death comes at a high price, as cemeteries are running out of space following an influx of Syrians fleeing conflict. Our correspondents report.

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

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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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2018-07-12 Jeanne LAVENANT

Battle for Deraa: Hundreds of Syrians stranded near Jordanian border

The Syrian city of Deraa is where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began some seven years ago. But the current battle over this hotspot between rebels and...

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2018-07-04 Sanam SHANTYAEI

Actress Fatima Al-Banawi on the wind of change for women in Saudi Arabia

As Saudi women finally receive the green light to get behind the wheel legally, we focus on women being at the forefront of change in Saudi Arabia. Artist and actress Fatima...

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2018-06-28 Jeanne LAVENANT

Behind the wheel: Saudi women can now legally drive

For the first time in Saudi Arabia's history, women got behind the wheel legally this week. Until now, women in the kingdom had to rely on drivers or male relatives to get...

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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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