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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 : 2018-09-05

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 battling the Iran-backed Houthi rebels across the Middle Eastern country. The UN calls it the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. We speak to His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, who is the supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center. He tells us more about Riyadh's aid efforts in Yemen.

Staying in Saudi Arabia, a senior official has confirmed that the kingdom is advancing with plans to turn rival nation Qatar into an island. The venture would physically separate the Qatari peninsula from the Saudi mainland, this amid a 14-month diplomatic feud between the two countries.

Finally, with so many innocent lives lost during the ongoing conflict in Syria, in particular from air strikes, two Americans and a Syrian coder have launched a warning system in a bid to get ordinary Syrians out of the deadly line of fire. We take a closer look at "Sentry".

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Camille FEVRIER , 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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