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She's alive: Discovering Mary Shelley, 200 years after Frankenstein was published

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Venezuelan 'tyrant' must be isolated, Colombia's Duque tells FRANCE 24

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Music show: Alex Hepburn, Vanessa Paradis and Smashing Pumpkins

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BUSINESS DAILY

Italy maintains spending plans despite threat of EU censure

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EYE ON AFRICA

Ethiopia corruption crackdown: Former head of military-led firm arrested

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MEDIAWATCH

Gazan TV bombing: Attack on the press or military strike on a propaganda tool?

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THE DEBATE

Back from the brink? Gaza shootout triggers worst fighting since 2014

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Saudi Arabia's increasing influence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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IN THE PRESS

The Queen, infertility and marriage troubles: Michelle Obama's tell-all memoir

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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 : 2018-09-12

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 regime of Bashar al-Assad. To date, the party's military arm has been tight-lipped about where, when and just how many of their fighters have died across the border. But our correspondent Leila Molana-Allen gained rare access to some of these Shiite militants and their relatives.

Also, calm has returned after deadly protests raged in southern Iraq. The residents of Basra are calling for an end to corruption and lack of basic services.

And Paris Design Week showcases the work of Lebanese talents. We're joined in the studio by Carla Baz to talk about her creations, which promote the country's artisans and craftspeople.

By Sanam SHANTYAEI , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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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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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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