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

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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 : 2018-08-23

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 their lives. Some are doing things that would have been unimaginable a year ago. One of them is Omar Ibrahim, a swimming instructor who is putting together a team of 12 young girls.

In Turkey, the Lira continues to fluctuate against the US dollar. This after it hit a record low over fears of Ankara's deepening rift with Washington. According to S&P Global ratings, the country will likely face a recession in the coming year. Yoka Royer has the details.

And Palestinian residents have been waiting for their mail delivery for eight years. Ten tons of letters and packages have finally arrived after Israel released the batch in what it calls a "goodwill gesture".

By Sonia BARITELLO , Rebecca MARTIN , Tamara PAVAN , Sanam SHANTYAEI

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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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