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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 : 2018-05-23

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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2018-06-20 Jeanne LAVENANT

Khaled Diab: Debunking myths about Islam

This week our special guest is Khaled Diab, an Egyptian journalist based in Tunisia. He's an atheist Arab of Muslim upbringing. With Islam being one of the most controversial,...

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2018-06-13 Jeanne LAVENANT

Iranian film director Kahani on a flourishing industry amid censorship

This week, Iranian director Abdolreza Kahani joins us on Middle East Matters. He tells us about his new feature "Absolute Rest", which has been released in Europe, three years...

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2018-06-06 Jeanne LAVENANT

Israel's targeted assassinations: Revealing the Mossad's methods

This week our special guest is Ronen Bergman. He joins us from Tel Aviv to talk about his book, "Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations". The...

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2018-05-30 Jeanne LAVENANT

Iranian female kickboxer Farinaz Lari on conquering the ring

Boxers Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson are among the world's most famous athletes. But can you name a female boxer off the top of your head? Joining us from Vancouver is Farinaz...

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