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Latest update : 2013-10-23

Lebanese hostages released in Syria

Held hostage by Syrian rebels for nearly a year and a half, nine Lebanese pilgrims have been released. It's the result of intense diplomatic negociations involving Syria, Turkey, Lebanon as well as Qatar. Also, we take a look back at one of the worst attacks on the French military in recent history, the 1983 Beirut bombing. Finally, we look at the fight of Yemeni activists to ban child brides.

By Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Jeanne Lavenant

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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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