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Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-05-16

US embassy in Jerusalem: The story of the 1995 law behind the move

This week, Donald Trump fulfilled a campaign promise and transferred the US embassy to Jerusalem. The move sparked deadly protests on the border with Gaza - dozens of Palestinians were killed and thousands of others injured in clashes with Israeli forces. A US law allowing the embassy shift to take place has been on the books for decades, as Luke Shrago explains.

Also, the first election in Iraq since the defeat of the Islamic State group was not without surprises. The incumbent, PM Haider al-Abadi, is struggling to keep his job. A coalition government needs to be formed within 90 days. But the vote has already thrown populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr into the spotlight. Erin Ogunkeye has more.

And 43 years after her death, Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum continues to enchant listeners. The Philharmonic here in Paris is hosting an exhibition on Arabic music, and a selection of items from the singer's personal collection are on display. Catherine Viette explains.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Camille FEVRIER , Delano D’SOUZA

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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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