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Michelle Keserwany fights Lebanese corruption and patriarchy with songs

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This week, we meet Michelle Keserwany, who has been writing and singing with her sister about corruption and patriarchy in Lebanon for a decade. Their latest number is making a real buzz, especially with the protesters who have been taking to the streets across the country since last October. She tells us more.

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Meanwhile in Iraq, a political stand-off between protesters and the government continues. Earlier this month, lawmakers voted to end the presence of US troops on the country's soil. Donald Trump, though, has said he would impose sanctions on the Middle Eastern country if it decided to expel US troops. The issue is dividing Iraqis more than ever before.

Finally, in Jordan, thousands have taken to the streets to protest against a multibillion-dollar gas deal signed between the country and Israel. Lawmakers, meanwhile, have approved a draft law to ban imports of Israeli gas. This comes after the first batches were already delivered.
 

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