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The Gender Divide: Record number of women running in U.S. 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 : 2018-05-23

Iraq: Children of Fallujah try to rebuild their lives

In Iraq, the Islamic State group has been run out of Fallujah, a city which it ruled with an iron fist for two-and-a-half years. Fallujah was the scene of some of the fiercest battles in the country, which took a particular toll on Iraqi children. Today, with the help of NGOs, some youngsters are heading back to school and trying to rebuild their lives.

Staying in Iraq, the coalition of influential Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr gained more seats than any other party or alliance in the country's parliamentary polls. The election marks the most important victory of Sadr's political career. His next major challenge will be forming a new government, and negotiations are expected to take weeks.

Finally, we take a look at one of football's biggest stars, Egypt international Mohamed Salah. After netting an incredible 43 goals this season with Liverpool, Salah is tipped as a favourite for the 2018 Ballon d'Or. Our correspondents head to Salah’s hometown in the Nile Delta where he has become a legend.

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

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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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