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Writers Lauren Groff and Michael Chabon on Trump, marriage and being a parent in 2018

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US Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation in turmoil

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EYE ON AFRICA

Amnesty International says at least 58 killed in Addis Ababa violence

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Austria restricts immigration and hampers integration

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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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Even in Kenya, exiled Burundians fear for their lives

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Alibaba founder rolls back on pledge to create 1m US jobs

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Controversial or creative? Chef gets lobsters high before boiling them so they don't suffer

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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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2018-09-19 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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2018-08-29 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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2018-08-23 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

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...

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