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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 : 2017-10-18

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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2018-08-14 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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