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US Congress rolls back some crisis-era bank regulation

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IN THE PRESS

Philip Roth: Polarizing, prolific, provocative

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IN THE PRESS

Is Zuckerberg's 'apology tour' just a Facebook-sized middle finger to Europe?

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

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EYE ON AFRICA

Seven hour Burkina anti-terror raid leaves four dead

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THE DEBATE

From Foe to Friend? Iraq: The makeover of Muqtada al-Sadr

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France's newest political parties go to school

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ENCORE!

Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

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PERSPECTIVE

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

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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 : 2018-01-18

War in Syria: UN refugee agency denounces rape of men and boys

It's perhaps the darkest secret of Syria's civil war. According to a study by the UN refugee agency, sexual violence against men and boys has been used as a weapon of war. Some of the victims are as young as 10, the oldest over 80. Celine Schmitt, the UNHCR spokesperson in France, tells us more about the harrowing 82-page report.

Also, six months ago, Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Islamic State group forces in Mosul. In the eastern part of the city, life is slowly returning to normal, as residents reopen shops and move freely around their neighbourhoods. In the west, however, all that remains is a crumpled landscape, with hardly a single building intact.

Finally, we'll take you to the southeastern corner of Turkey, near the border with Iraq. In the mountainous Hakkari district, authorities are offering ski lessons to children from underprivileged families. The aim is to provide a happy distraction and prevent them from being recruited by Kurdish militants. Our correspondents Fatma Kizilboga and Hussein Asad report.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Anne POUZARGUES , Sanam SHANTYAEI , Camille FEVRIER , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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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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