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Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-04-18

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 about "The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq". She gathered the information over a period of 12 months through phone calls with a man called Abdullah, the beekeeper, who used his earnings from selling honey to put together a network of smugglers and help the women escape the terrorists' clutches.

Also, Syria was struck by the US, France and Britain this Saturday in the first coordinated attack against the Damascus regime. The 100 missiles reportedly targeted chemical weapons sites in retaliation for a suspected gas attack in the town of Douma. Reactions have been pouring in from the international community and regional experts. We've complied some of those comments for you.

And the past three Fridays have been marked by large-scale protests near the Gaza-Israel border, this despite warnings from Israeli officials to steer clear of the fence. The demonstrators' tyre-burning and stone-throwing have been met with live rounds from snipers, killing some 34 Palestinians.The protesters are demanding the right to return to their homes in what is today Israel.

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

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2018-05-22 Iraq

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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2018-05-15 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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