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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 : 2018-11-01

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 about the promise of the Iranian start-up scene and the impact of US sanctions.

Also, thousands of Yazidi girls and women were abducted by the Islamic State group and sold into sexual slavery. Today, although most of the extremist fighters have been pushed out of Iraq and Syria, their nightmare continues with an agonising question: should they give up for adoption the children they bore from their captors? Or should they keep them, at the risk of being rejected by their own community?

And in Egypt, authorities have been slow to tackle organ trafficking. A law was initially passed in 2011 to ban the practice, but loopholes remain. Poverty continues to drive some Egyptians to sell their body parts in illicit transactions. Our correspondents Nadia Blétry, Éric de Lavarène, Claire Williot and Sharif Abdel-Kouddous report.

By Sanam SHANTYAEI , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Agnès LE COSSEC , Sonia BARITELLO

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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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2018-10-24 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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