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Amnesty International says at least 58 killed in Addis Ababa violence

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Historian Joan Scott: 'Hardline secularism is as bad as hardline Islam'

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Shaking up the workplace: How employers face the challenge of automation

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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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2018-09-19 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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2018-09-12 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

War in Syria: Hezbollah's secret soldiers

Since it began seven years ago, Syria's civil conflict has drawn in multiple foreign powers. Among them are Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah forces, who have helped prop up the...

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2018-09-05 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Yemen in crisis: More than 22 million people in need of humanitarian aid

It's been dubbed the forgotten war, and today multiple factions are entangled in Yemen's ongoing conflict. For three years, a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states have been...

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2018-08-29 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Tortured Syrian cartoonist haunted by detention

Syrian artist Najah Albukai was held twice in the country's notorious detention centres, where he was tortured. His memories of war have become his art. Today, he's determined to...

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