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Raqqa, Kirkuk, Xi Jinping

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The Dictator's Games: A rare look inside Turkmenistan

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Teaching maths with holograms

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Is China exporting its pollution?

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Are female empowerment adverts actually good for the cause?

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The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

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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 : 2017-10-11

'Women Wage Peace': Israeli and Palestinian women march side by side

In Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Jewish and Arab women have joined forces in a bid to put peace back on top of the political agenda. Over the weekend, some 30,000 of them took part in a rally in Jerusalem. Now they have to find a way of uniting their leaders so that they return to the negotiating table. Our correspondent Irris Makler reports.

Meanwhile, in Yemen, the fighting between forces loyal to the internationally recognised president - backed by a Saudi-led coalition - and Houthi rebels has left thousands of people dead. Today, neighbouring Riyadh is finding it increasingly challenging to prevent a conflict that it backs from spilling over its borders. Catherine Viette explains.

Finally, we bring you the story of a group of young Syrian activists who built a secret library in a hidden basement in a suburb south of Damascus. Their goal was to save the books of Daraya, which they rescued from abandoned houses, destroyed offices and ravaged mosques. One woman followed their journey and compiled it in a book. Delphine Minoui is an award-winning Franco-Iranian journalist for Le Figaro. She joins us in the studio to tell us more.

By Sanam SHANTYAEI

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2017-10-17 marathon

Meeting Mohammad Alqadi, the Palestinian marathon man

He's run 10 marathons in 19 months, each time raising the Palestinian flag to bring attention to the plight of his people. But 27-year-old Mohammad Alqadi was prevented from...

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2017-10-03 Jordan

Jordan: How 3D printing is cutting the cost of prosthetics

Four years ago, several young engineers from Jordan started making 3D prosthetics for patients with war wounds. Now backed by the French NGO Doctors Without Borders, the project...

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2017-09-26 Islamic State (IS) group

Embedded with elite French forces fighting IS group

This week we head to Iraq's border with Syria, where French special forces are taking part in the fight against the Islamic State group. One French paratrooper was even killed...

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2017-09-20 Kurdistan

Kurdish independence referendum: What impact on the region?

In this special edition, we bring you exclusive reports and analysis ahead of the Kurdish independence referendum, due to take place on September 25. The 6 million-strong Kurdish...

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