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'I got the power': Womanspreading takes hold of social media (and maybe 2018)

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IN THE PAPERS

What a story! France investigating Russian billionaire and senator over tax fraud

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BUSINESS DAILY

US retailers gear up for post-Thanksgiving splurge

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Stars join campaign to #FreeCyntoiaBrown

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EYE ON AFRICA

Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president on Friday

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THE DEBATE

Hard bargaining: Lebanon prime minister returns and suspends resignation

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THE INTERVIEW

Keepers of the flame: Native American communities seeking to protect their cultural legacy

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Tunisians disillusioned, seven years after revolution

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Indonesia: New orangutan species found in Sumatra

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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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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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2017-10-31 Middle East

Amrou Al-Kadhi: The Iraqi-British drag performer making waves

Until the age of 11, Amrou Al-Kadhi was an Iraqi living in the UAE and Bahrain - immersed in religion, Arab morality and an obligation to "keep up appearances". It was a...

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2017-10-24 Jordan

Dana Soumbouloglou: One woman's bodybuilding dream in Jordan

Bulging muscles and glistening sweat can be desirable traits in a man. But in a woman, they tend to spark a little more debate, especially in deeply conservative societies in the...

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