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Melania’s jacket: What did it mean?

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South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

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Zero Tolerance: Does Border Security Trump Compassion?

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Let's become French!

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Taking sides: The dual-nationality footballers playing at the World Cup

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France's Pelagos sanctuary, a haven for whales and dolphins

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Developing a code of their own: Are women leading the tech revolution in Paris?

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-03-16

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 Joanna COCKERELL , Sanam SHANTYAEI , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-06-20 Jeanne LAVENANT

Khaled Diab: Debunking myths about Islam

This week our special guest is Khaled Diab, an Egyptian journalist based in Tunisia. He's an atheist Arab of Muslim upbringing. With Islam being one of the most controversial,...

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2018-06-13 Jeanne LAVENANT

Iranian film director Kahani on a flourishing industry amid censorship

This week, Iranian director Abdolreza Kahani joins us on Middle East Matters. He tells us about his new feature "Absolute Rest", which has been released in Europe, three years...

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2018-06-06 Jeanne LAVENANT

Israel's targeted assassinations: Revealing the Mossad's methods

This week our special guest is Ronen Bergman. He joins us from Tel Aviv to talk about his book, "Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations". The...

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2018-05-30 Jeanne LAVENANT

Iranian female kickboxer Farinaz Lari on conquering the ring

Boxers Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson are among the world's most famous athletes. But can you name a female boxer off the top of your head? Joining us from Vancouver is Farinaz...

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2018-05-23 Jeanne LAVENANT

Iraq: Children of Fallujah try to rebuild their lives

In Iraq, the Islamic State group has been run out of Fallujah, a city which it ruled with an iron fist for two-and-a-half years. Fallujah was the scene of some of the fiercest...

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