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Khashoggi Affair: Evidence mounts against Saudi Crown Prince

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Next stop space: Japanese company constructing nanotube 'space lift'

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The Gender Divide: Record number of women running in U.S. midterms

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Fishing in France's Grau du Roi harbour, a family tradition

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French education reforms under tight scrutiny

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FIAC 2018: Paris's one-stop shop for Contemporary Art collectors

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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 : 2017-07-26

Dubai: Taking a dip into the Emirates' underwater world

The city of Dubai boasts the tallest buildings in the world, as well as the largest man-made islands. It will soon also be home to an underwater world like no other. The project includes sub-aquatic houses, restaurants and even shops. The views are spectacular, with marine life on full display. We bring you a sneak preview.

But first, we look back at the diplomatic tensions over a contested shrine in Jerusalem. In a major reversal, Israel is removing metal detectors placed at the entrance to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

And for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, death comes at a high price, as cemeteries are running out of space following an influx of Syrians fleeing conflict. Our correspondents report.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Sanam SHANTYAEI , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-10-17 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Salim Saab: Showcasing the women of the Arab art world

This week, we're drawing attention to the women who are fighting to assert their influence in the Arab world. We're joined by one man who's doing exactly that: Franco-Lebanese...

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2018-10-10 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

'Age old cities' exhibition: A virtual tour of the Middle East's landmarks

Ancient cities destroyed by war are brought back to life, thanks to state-of-the art virtual reality. A new exhibition at the Arab World Institute in Paris shines a spotlight on...

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2018-10-03 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

French-Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri released by Israel

This week in Israel saw the release of Franco-Palestinian activist Salah Hamouri, a lawyer by training. The 33-year-old had been held in prison without charge for 13 months and...

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2018-09-27 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Anger and mourning in Iran after military parade attack

In Iran, at least 25 people have been killed and dozens more wounded after militants disguised as soldiers opened fire on a military parade on Saturday. Iran's Supreme Leader...

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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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