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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 : 2017-03-01

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 works, predominantly by Iraqi and Egyptian artists, are from the Barjeel Art Foundation, an independent initiative based in the United Arab Emirates. We meet Sultan al Qassemi, the man behind the foundation, who is not just an art aficionado, but also a commentator on Arab affairs.

But first, the Islamic State group has called on its fighters to target Coptic Christians living in Egypt. Amid a new wave of violence in the northern Sinai Peninsula, Christian families are now fleeing towards the city of Ismailia. Our journalists on the ground bring us a report about one of the country’s most vulnerable minorities.

And, the Turkish government fired over 2,500 Education Ministry staff, including teachers, because of suspected ties to alleged terrorists earlier in February. Some of them have since taken their classes outside to parks, teaching for free, as a way of protesting against their dismissal as Turkey continues to crack down on dissent.

By Sanam SHANTYAEI , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO

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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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2017-02-21 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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