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Jihadists, but no terror attacks: The case of Italy

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Photojournalist Reza: 'Children are now the best photographers'

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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 : 2017-11-29

'Lost in Lebanon': Scott sisters tackle Syrian refugee crisis

Over one million Syrians have fled to Lebanon since the civil war broke out in their homeland six years ago. As refugees, they are increasingly being met with hostility, however. According to a recent report, some are them are even being threatened with eviction. This week, we're joined by film directors Sofia and Georgia Scott. Their documentary “Lost in Lebanon” takes a closer look at four Syrians and their personal battle to rebuild their lives in Lebanon.

This week we also take a look at Egypt which is reeling after being subject to its worst terror attack in modern history. Militants armed with guns and explosives killed over 300 people when they attacked a crowded mosque in the restive Sinai province last Friday. According to analysts, the onslaught marks a need for change in the Egyptian government's anti-terrorism approach.

Finally, the Chirac Foundation has awarded its 2017 Prize for Conflict Prevention to the Istanbul-based Hrant Dink Foundation. The foundation was created after the assassination of Turkish-Armenian journalist and activist Hrant Dink in 2007. Dink’s wife picked up the prestigious award on her late husband’s behalf.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Sanam SHANTYAEI , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Tamara PAVAN

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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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