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Ending the war in Syria: 'We do not want the Gaddafi scenario'

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Ethiopia violence: 1,200 detained after Addis Ababa clashes

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Medical breakthrough? Researchers find way to tackle Alzheimer's

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Jihadists, but no terror attacks: The case of Italy

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A controversial pastor in Haiti, pollution in Casablanca, and more

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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 : 2017-07-06

Syria: Rare testimony from a jihadist's wife in Raqqa

We bring you the rare testimony of a woman married to a jihadist who recently escaped from Raqqa. She is now at a camp 50 kilometres north of the Syrian city. Our correspondents James Andre and Mayssa Awad spoke to her.

Next, we explore Lebanon's military courts, which in some cases also judge ordinary civilians. According to Human Rights Watch, last year alone, Lebanese military courts tried over 300 young people, all under the age of 18. Some of them were allegedly tortured.

Finally, increasing amounts of prescription drugs and marijuana have been finding their way into the Gaza Strip. Many of the drugs are smuggled through the southern border with Egypt, while others arrive through its eastern border with Israel.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI , Stéphane BERNSTEIN

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2018-09-19 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Rapper I-NZ's 'This is Iraq': When music gets political

This week, we meet Dubai-based Iraqi rapper I-NZ. Earlier this summer, he released a song about what has happened to his country since the US-led invasion in 2003. "This is...

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2018-09-12 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

War in Syria: Hezbollah's secret soldiers

Since it began seven years ago, Syria's civil conflict has drawn in multiple foreign powers. Among them are Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah forces, who have helped prop up the...

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2018-09-05 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Yemen in crisis: More than 22 million people in need of humanitarian aid

It's been dubbed the forgotten war, and today multiple factions are entangled in Yemen's ongoing conflict. For three years, a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states have been...

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2018-08-29 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Tortured Syrian cartoonist haunted by detention

Syrian artist Najah Albukai was held twice in the country's notorious detention centres, where he was tortured. His memories of war have become his art. Today, he's determined to...

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2018-08-23 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Mosul girls learn to swim a year after city’s liberation from IS group

It's been just over a year since the Iraqi city of Mosul was liberated from the Islamic State group. Some 870,000 people have since returned to their hometown in a bid to rebuild...

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