Mid-East Junction - Capturing Mosul's liberation through a lens
In October 2016, Iraqi Special Forces launched an operation to take back Mosul and parts of Iraq from the Islamic State armed group. Since 2014 they had subjected the Iraqi people to their extreme and harsh interpretation of islam. But the operation to liberate them proved equally dangerous as those caught in the middle of the fighting had no where to go. One photographer met those caught in the cross fire and told their stories through his camera lens in this edition of Mid-East Junction.
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Mid-East Junction - The lasting legacy of Ayotollah Khomeni 30 years after his death
Iran is again in the headlines in an increasingly tense spat with the US and a number of other western countries.
This is nothing new, however. The Islamic Republic of Iran has been involved in almost continuous diplomatic rows since its creation in 1979.
Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini drove the revolution of 1979 that drastically changed the country.
Better known in the west as Ayotollah Khomeni, he put an end to the corrupt constitutional monarchy of the Shah and created a theocracy that promised a better life for every Iranian.
June of this year marked 30 years since his death. What legacy did he leave?
We find out more in this edition of Mid-East Junction as we meet one man's journey from the streets of Tehran in support of Khomeini to the streets of Paris in fear of Khomeini. (Read more about the legacy of Khomeini)
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Mid-East Junction - How women's football has evolved inside and outside the Middle East
Even though no Middle Eastern countries qualified for this year's Women’s World Cup , the sport is alive and growing across the region. In this edition of Mid-East Junction, we meet Honey Thaljieh, the woman behind the first women's national Palestinian team. Clicke here to read the full article, otherwise click the 'play' button above to listen or subscribe to the podcast by searching 'RFI Mid-East Junction'
Mid-East Junction - Where vegans have been leading the way for centuries
In this month's Mid-East Junction, we delve into the culinary delights across the region that have been miles ahead of the vegan trend for decades, even centuries in some cases.
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Mid-East Junction - Oud for thought
In this month’s podcast, we’re going to take a break from politics. And social anxiety. And uprisings and laws.
Because the Middle East doesn’t just make headlines.
It also has a sensitive musical soul.
And this side to the region often comes out in the musical instrument the oud.
Or the oriental lute.
Find out all about it in this month's podcast of Mid-East Junction or read about it here.
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