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The Land of the Rising Sun comes to La République

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Concerts Without Borders: Making classical music accessible

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'Resignations, a coup and a day of hostility. But May fights on'

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Surveying the 'Brexsh*t'

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Pound plunges on Brexit uncertainty

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Brexit revolt: Can Theresa May weather the storm?

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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 : 2018-01-31

Football: Palestinian Honey Thaljieh plays by her own rules

This week we meet Honey Thaljieh, a young Palestinian woman who has overcome numerous social and political obstacles through playing football. As the first ever captain of the Palestinian women's national football team, she's inspired women and girls worldwide. She joins us on the show to tell us more.

Also, we look at a controversial bill in Poland which would outlaw public statements accusing Poles of complicity in the Holocaust. Israel has hit back: it claims the move is whitewashing history.

And we examine the highly political Lebanese courtroom drama "The Insult". The latest offering from Ziad Doueiri explores how a single slur ends up in a bitter legal battle. Our reporters meet the director.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Camille FEVRIER , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-11-14 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Secret screenings: Director Sam Abbas brings LGBTQ film to Middle Eastern audience

While the majority of the world has legalised homosexuality, the countries where it is still outlawed are concentrated in the Middle East. The subject remains contentious in the...

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2018-11-07 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Rapping with reason: Mona Haydar's music tackles racism and Islamophobia

Mona Haydar is a Syrian-American artist. She raps about Islam, her decision to wear the hijab, and racism in the US, among a host of other polarising issues. And while some have...

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2018-11-01 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Tech in the Middle East: Roxanne Varza, the Iranian-American start-up queen

This week we're joined by the Director of Station F, the world's largest start-up incubator, based here in Paris. Roxanne Varza is an Iranian-American dual national. She tells us...

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2018-10-24 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Khashoggi’s editor: His personal and professional battle

This week we speak to Karen Attiah, Jamal Khashoggi's editor at The Washington Post, as questions continue to linger over the Saudi journalist's murder. Khashoggi was one of the...

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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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