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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 disease and raise awareness, a group of Iranian artists have launched "The Salam Project", a video in which celebrities and ordinary Iranians talk about the disease and encourage people to get tested. We speak to Emitis Soltani, the initiative's photographer.

But we begin with a glimpse into Banksy's latest project. And as always, debate is raging surrounding the elusive British artist's work. Some are even saying his newly opened hotel in the West Bank offers "the worst view in the world." Whether you love or hate it, it's a hotel, a museum and a protest all in one.

And finally, we focus on a new film about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, from his childhood to the pinnacle of his political power. "Reis", or "The Chief" in English, is screening at cinemas across the country, and it's been dubbed propaganda by critics. The launch comes just weeks before a referendum on a constitution that could expand Erdogan's powers.

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

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2018-02-20 Iran

Iranian singer Sepideh Jandaghi: The trapped voice

This week, we cross to Tehran to speak to Sepideh Jandaghi, a singer with 12 years of training in traditional Iranian music. Despite gaining thousands of followers on social...

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2018-02-13 gastronomy

Alan Geaam: From dishwasher to Michelin-starred chef

Alan Geamm arrived in Paris two decades ago. In the beginning, he found himself sleeping rough in the streets of the capital and unable to speak any French. Now, without any...

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2018-02-06 Israel

Israel gives ultimatum to African asylum seekers

Israel has begun issuing deportation notices to African asylum seekers, demanding they leave the country with 3,500 dollars, or else face forceful deportation or even...

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2018-01-30 football

Football: Palestinian Honey Thaljieh plays by her own rules

This week we meet Honey Thaljieh, a young Palestinian woman who has overcome numerous social and political obstacles through playing football. As the first ever captain of the...

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2018-01-23 Lebanon

As Lebanon pushes for Syrian refugees to return home, dilemma remains

The Qaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria reopened in December after being closed for some five years. Since the war in Syria began, the number of refugees in Qaa, the...

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