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The Best of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

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Cannes 2018: and the Palme d’or goes to....

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Cannes 2018: Lebanese film 'Capharnaum' wows critics

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EYE ON AFRICA

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: vaccinations to start on Sunday

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MEDIAWATCH

The Royal wedding: Pomp & controversy

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ENCORE!

Cannes 2018: John Travolta brings the mob to the red carpet

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Summit or No Summit: North Korea angry over military drill

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DOWN TO EARTH

Could thawing permafrost unleash long-gone deadly viruses?

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

French and noble in 2018: What remains of France's aristocracy?

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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

2018-05-15 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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