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THE DEBATE

Trump, Guns and School Shootings: Can Students Help Change Gun Control Laws?

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THE DEBATE

Trump, Guns and School Shootings:: Can Students Help Change Gun Control Laws?

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FOCUS

What's behind Germany's steep drop in juvenile crime?

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ENCORE!

Music show: Duck Duck Grey Duck, Femi Kuti, Starchild & the New Romantic

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TALKING EUROPE

Greek Cypriot negotiator: 'We stand a chance' of reunifying Cyprus

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TALKING EUROPE

Towards a European army? The future of defence for the EU

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THE INTERVIEW

Photographer Pete Souza shares his ‘portrait’ of Obama

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THE INTERVIEW

Syria's White Helmets: 'We had 400 casualties last week'

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BUSINESS DAILY

Donald Trump Jr.'s India visit raises eyebrows

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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

Archives

2018-02-06 Israel

Israel gives ultimatum to African asylum seekers

Israel has begun issuing deportation notices to African asylum seekers, demanding they leave the country with 3,500 dollars, or else face forceful deportation or even...

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2018-01-30 football

Football: Palestinian Honey Thaljieh plays by her own rules

This week we meet Honey Thaljieh, a young Palestinian woman who has overcome numerous social and political obstacles through playing football. As the first ever captain of the...

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2018-01-23 Lebanon

As Lebanon pushes for Syrian refugees to return home, dilemma remains

The Qaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria reopened in December after being closed for some five years. Since the war in Syria began, the number of refugees in Qaa, the...

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2018-01-16 UNHCR

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...

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