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#MeToo accuser accused in turn

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Greece turns the page on eight years of bailout programmes

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'A #MeToo leader made deal with her own accuser'

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Indigenous peoples: Fighting discrimination

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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 : 2018-07-18

'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 claiming it will deny equal rights to non-Jewish citizens. We tell you more.

Meanwhile, after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, attention turns to Qatar. The Gulf state is forging ahead with preparations for hosting the 2022 tournament despite a blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia. Qatar has also faced allegations of corruption and poor working conditions for labourers. We take a closer look.

And in Iraq, political and cultural life appear to be slowly regaining momentum following the defeat of the Islamic State group. A year ago, well-known actress Iqbal Naeem was named head of Iraq's theatre and cinema industries. Since then, she's wasted no time in taking up the challenge. Our correspondents report.

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

Archives

2018-08-14 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

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 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

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 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

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 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

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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