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'Ortega, enough!'

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Greece's new chapter: Athens prepares to exit bailout programme

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Tears and champagne as commercial flights resume between Ethiopia and Eritrea

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UN warns of 'conspiracy of complacency' in fighting HIV

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Nicaragua: Another descent into dictatorship?

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Nicaragua's boiling point: Americas divided over Ortega's crackdown

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What the World Cup win means for France

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'Nation-state' bill sparks controversy in Israel

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Young women in China go under the knife to improve job prospects

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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 : 2018-06-20

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, misunderstood and polarising issues of our time, he decided to write a book called "Islam for the Politically Incorrect", which debunks stereotypes about the religion. He tells us more.

We also focus on Yemen, a country facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis and the intervention of foreign powers with their own interests. It's also one of the most challenging places to deliver aid. NGOs have their work cut out for them, as our colleagues from France 2 report.

We finish in Iran, where millions of women flocked to cafes, restaurants, and outdoor venues last week to watch the country's World Cup victory over Morocco. In doing so, they defied Iran's long-standing ban on women watching sports events in public with men. Our correspondent reports.

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

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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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2018-07-12 Jeanne LAVENANT

Battle for Deraa: Hundreds of Syrians stranded near Jordanian border

The Syrian city of Deraa is where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began some seven years ago. But the current battle over this hotspot between rebels and...

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2018-07-04 Sanam SHANTYAEI

Actress Fatima Al-Banawi on the wind of change for women in Saudi Arabia

As Saudi women finally receive the green light to get behind the wheel legally, we focus on women being at the forefront of change in Saudi Arabia. Artist and actress Fatima...

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2018-06-28 Jeanne LAVENANT

Behind the wheel: Saudi women can now legally drive

For the first time in Saudi Arabia's history, women got behind the wheel legally this week. Until now, women in the kingdom had to rely on drivers or male relatives to get...

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