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France's newest political parties go to school

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Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

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'Macron sees high earners as key to getting the French economy moving again'

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'Shut Up and Drive': Saudi's paradoxical stance after female activists arrested

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$2.3bn for two million songs: Sony buys majority stake in EMI

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Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

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Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

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Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

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Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

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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 : 2017-10-18

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 taking part in the Chicago Marathon earlier this month due to a contentious travel ban imposed by US President Donald Trump. Mohammad joins us in the studio to tell us more about his activism through running.

Next, we focus on the women of the Islamic State group. Whether it's through choice or through force, they've pledged allegiance to the militant fighters. The terror group has now even taken the unprecedented step of calling on its female supporters to take up arms against their enemies. Some of them, meanwhile, have been captured and are currently detained in Erbil.

Finally, for young men living in Egypt, marriage - long the centerpiece of Middle Eastern life - is in crisis. At the same time, almost 90 percent of unemployed workers are under 30. One filmmaker has now released a short film about this "lost generation", which is generating a great deal of buzz. Our correspondents report.

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

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2018-05-15 Jerusalem

US embassy in Jerusalem: The story of the 1995 law behind the move

This week, Donald Trump fulfilled a campaign promise and transferred the US embassy to Jerusalem. The move sparked deadly protests on the border with Gaza - dozens of...

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2018-05-09 Israel

Nakba Day: Israelis and Palestinians make claims to memory

This week marks the 70th anniversary of Israeli statehood. It's viewed as a catastrophe by Palestinians, who remember the expulsion of over 700,000 of them from their homes. We...

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2018-05-01 Syria

Daniel Essa, Syrian shoemaker to the stars

From Homs in Syria to Lille here in France, Daniel Essa has become a household name with fashionistas across the globe. After fleeing his homeland to escape the war, Daniel Essa...

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2018-04-25 Lebanon

Susan Meiselas: Kurdistan through the lens

This week we meet Susan Meiselas, an American documentary photographer who is currently showing her Kurdistan series at the Jeu de Paume museum here in Paris. This exhibition...

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2018-04-17 Iraq

The beekeeper who helped save Sinjar women

Our guest this week is Dunya Mikhail, an Iraqi writer who's just released a book about Yazidi women held captive by the Islamic State group. She joins us from New York to talk...

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