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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 : 2011-05-09

Al Qaeda: after Bin Laden's death

We take stock of the reactions to Osama Bin Laden's death across the Middle East. As the unrest in Syria continues and the death toll climbs, neighbour Lebanon is keeping a close eye on events. Finally, Hamas and Fatah sign their landmark reconciliation deal. We look at the impact on the lives of Gaza residents.



2017-03-21 Iran

The hidden collection: Iran exhibits contemporary art masterpieces

This week, we take you to Iran to see one of the most important contemporary art collections outside Europe and the United States. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, these...

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2017-03-14 Syria

Syria: Normal life slowly resumes amid ruins of Aleppo

This Wednesday marks a sad anniversary: it's now been six years since the start of the Syrian civil war. The northern city of Aleppo has been a key battleground and suffered from...

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2017-03-07 Iran

Artists launch campaign as HIV doubles in Iran

In Iran, the number of people infected with HIV through unprotected sex has doubled over the past decade, according to the country's health ministry. To draw attention to the...

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2017-02-28 Egypt

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi: putting arab art in the spotlight

This week, we focus on one of the most celebrated collections of contemporary art from the Arab world, showing as of February 28 at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. The...

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2017-02-21 Lebanon

Preaching coexistence: Avant-garde mosque opens in Lebanon's Druze heartland

This week, we head to Lebanon and discover a newly-opened mosque in an old building in the Druze heartland. The decision of the head of Lebanon's Druze community to commission...

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