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Is there new hope for gay rights activists in Lebanon?

This week, we focus on Lebanon, where homosexuality is illegal. But a judge recently ruled that a gay couple could not be prosecuted for having sexual relations. The case could change the future of the LGBT community living there. Could Lebanon be moving one step closer to decriminalising homosexuality? A gay rights activist tells FRANCE 24 the Middle Eastern nation still has a long way to go.


We also see how people left in limbo by US President Donald Trump's travel ban are taking advantage of a temporary lifting of the measure to reach US soil. The ban had been imposed on travellers and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

And we tell you about a controversial new film from an Arab director and a Jewish producer. "Bar Bahar" portrays three very different women who share an apartment in Tel Aviv and are battling against a conservative society.

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