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Indigenous peoples: Fighting discrimination

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

From Turkey to Iran: (re)inventing kebab

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THE INTERVIEW

Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara: ‘Dinosaurs were the last great champions’

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THE INTERVIEW

Alan Turing's nephew: ‘A Shakespearean tragedy surrounded his life’

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EYE ON AFRICA

Zimbabwe: Chamisa's lawyers contest election results in court

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

New US sanctions on Iran: Trump ups pressure after exiting nuclear deal

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IN THE PRESS

‘Space Farce’? Alternative logos for new US military branch flood social media

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EYE ON AFRICA

Zambia accused of illegal handover of Zimbabwean opposition figure

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MEDIAWATCH

#MyCameraIsMyWeapon campaign takes on Iran's mandatory hijab law

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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 : 2018-05-23

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 battles in the country, which took a particular toll on Iraqi children. Today, with the help of NGOs, some youngsters are heading back to school and trying to rebuild their lives.

Staying in Iraq, the coalition of influential Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr gained more seats than any other party or alliance in the country's parliamentary polls. The election marks the most important victory of Sadr's political career. His next major challenge will be forming a new government, and negotiations are expected to take weeks.

Finally, we take a look at one of football's biggest stars, Egypt international Mohamed Salah. After netting an incredible 43 goals this season with Liverpool, Salah is tipped as a favourite for the 2018 Ballon d'Or. Our correspondents head to Salah’s hometown in the Nile Delta where he has become a legend.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Camille FEVRIER , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

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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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