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Jacob Zuma corruption scandal: influence-peddling inquiry opens

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#MeToo accuser is accused in turn

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Greece turns the page on eight years of bailout programmes

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Venezuela's Meltdown

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'A lot of IS group fighters are underground,' says US-led coalition spokesman

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Surviving hyperinflation in Venezuela

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'A #MeToo leader made deal with her own accuser'

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Indigenous peoples: Fighting discrimination

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

From Turkey to Iran: (re)inventing kebab

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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 : 2018-02-14

Alan Geaam: From dishwasher to Michelin-starred chef

Alan Geamm arrived in Paris two decades ago. In the beginning, he found himself sleeping rough in the streets of the capital and unable to speak any French. Now, without any formal training, the Lebanese chef has managed to bag himself a sought-after Michelin star. He tells us his incredible story.

Also, Kuwait is holding a donor conference aimed at raising funds for the reconstruction of Iraq following the onslaught of the Islamic State group. Authorities estimate the nation needs some $88 billion. That covers 157 projects across multiple sectors including transport, energy and agriculture.

And women in Saudi Arabia still have a long way to go in order to be completely free. But every little step counts. First, the conservative kingdom agreed to let women drive. Then football stadiums started to welcome them. Now, one senior cleric is calling for a more relaxed dress code for Saudi women.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Camille FEVRIER , 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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