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Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-10-17

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 director Salim Saab joins us to talk about his latest documentary, "Strong". The film sheds light on Arab women artists who are leaving their mark.

Meanwhile, as the war winds down in Syria, reconstruction efforts are getting underway. This as the regime calls on refugees to return home. But by some estimates, it will take up to €345 billion to rebuild the war-torn country.

And since Donald Trump torpedoed the nuclear deal, Iran has been sinking back into economic gloom. Now a second phase of sanctions is planned to come into effect on November 4, targeting the country's oil industry. Our correspondents report on how these punitive measures are already affecting Iran's tourism sector.  

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Agnès LE COSSEC , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , 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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