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The Pressure on Saudi Arabia: What Turkey knows about Khashoggi murder

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The Joubran Trio: 'We hope one day to be free of our identity'

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Fields of despair: Suicide plagues French farmers

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Was Tanzanian billionaire's kidnapping 'a political warning'?

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OAS chief urges ICC to open formal probe into Venezuela crimes

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Down syndrome in France: 'People are ready for inclusion, institutions must catch up'

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BUSINESS DAILY

Who is still going to Saudi Arabia's investment conference?

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EYE ON AFRICA

Cameroon's Paul Biya wins seventh term in poll marred by low turnout

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The Gender Divide: Record number of women running in US midterms

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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 : 2018-01-18

War in Syria: UN refugee agency denounces rape of men and boys

It's perhaps the darkest secret of Syria's civil war. According to a study by the UN refugee agency, sexual violence against men and boys has been used as a weapon of war. Some of the victims are as young as 10, the oldest over 80. Celine Schmitt, the UNHCR spokesperson in France, tells us more about the harrowing 82-page report.

Also, six months ago, Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Islamic State group forces in Mosul. In the eastern part of the city, life is slowly returning to normal, as residents reopen shops and move freely around their neighbourhoods. In the west, however, all that remains is a crumpled landscape, with hardly a single building intact.

Finally, we'll take you to the southeastern corner of Turkey, near the border with Iraq. In the mountainous Hakkari district, authorities are offering ski lessons to children from underprivileged families. The aim is to provide a happy distraction and prevent them from being recruited by Kurdish militants. Our correspondents Fatma Kizilboga and Hussein Asad report.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Anne POUZARGUES , Sanam SHANTYAEI , Camille FEVRIER , 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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