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Trump's anti-Merkel Twitter tirade

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Ten days to save Merkel? German leader under pressure over border policy

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Alarmingly high rates of HIV among China's youth

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Violence against trangender women in Indonesia, and more

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'The frozen heart of America': Condemnation as migrant families torn apart in US

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'There are two policies towards Russia in the Trump administration'

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Grandmas Project: 'Their history was passed down through food'

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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 : 2017-11-29

'Lost in Lebanon': Scott sisters tackle Syrian refugee crisis

Over one million Syrians have fled to Lebanon since the civil war broke out in their homeland six years ago. As refugees, they are increasingly being met with hostility, however. According to a recent report, some are them are even being threatened with eviction. This week, we're joined by film directors Sofia and Georgia Scott. Their documentary “Lost in Lebanon” takes a closer look at four Syrians and their personal battle to rebuild their lives in Lebanon.

This week we also take a look at Egypt which is reeling after being subject to its worst terror attack in modern history. Militants armed with guns and explosives killed over 300 people when they attacked a crowded mosque in the restive Sinai province last Friday. According to analysts, the onslaught marks a need for change in the Egyptian government's anti-terrorism approach.

Finally, the Chirac Foundation has awarded its 2017 Prize for Conflict Prevention to the Istanbul-based Hrant Dink Foundation. The foundation was created after the assassination of Turkish-Armenian journalist and activist Hrant Dink in 2007. Dink’s wife picked up the prestigious award on her late husband’s behalf.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Sanam SHANTYAEI , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Tamara PAVAN

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2018-06-13 Jeanne LAVENANT

Iranian film director Kahani on a flourishing industry amid censorship

This week, Iranian director Abdolreza Kahani joins us on Middle East Matters. He tells us about his new feature "Absolute Rest", which has been released in Europe, three years...

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2018-06-06 Jeanne LAVENANT

Israel's targeted assassinations: Revealing the Mossad's methods

This week our special guest is Ronen Bergman. He joins us from Tel Aviv to talk about his book, "Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations". The...

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2018-05-30 Jeanne LAVENANT

Iranian female kickboxer Farinaz Lari on conquering the ring

Boxers Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson are among the world's most famous athletes. But can you name a female boxer off the top of your head? Joining us from Vancouver is Farinaz...

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2018-05-23 Jeanne LAVENANT

Iraq: Children of Fallujah try to rebuild their lives

In Iraq, the Islamic State group has been run out of Fallujah, a city which it ruled with an iron fist for two-and-a-half years. Fallujah was the scene of some of the fiercest...

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2018-05-16 Jeanne LAVENANT

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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