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South Africa's Ramaphosa hails 'new dawn' in state of the nation address

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New Beginning? Ramaphosa Replaces Zuma in South Africa

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On the green slopes: An eco-friendly revolution in French ski resorts?

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The Élysée palace, France's presidential powerhouse

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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 : 2017-03-22

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 paintings have been kept hidden in the basement of the Museum of Contemporary Art. They include works by Gauguin and Warhol which were originally acquired by the country's last empress, Farah Diba. Now some of the collection has been put on display. Our correspondent in Tehran went to take a look.

But first, the war of words between Turkey's president and European leaders is heating up. As Turkey's April 16 referendum draws closer, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been taking aim at European leaders for blocking political rallies on the continent.

And with Palmyra back in the hands of the Syrian regime, we look at how the historic city has been destroyed by the Islamic State group for the second time. Many relics are missing and in some cases have been sold on the black market.

By Delano D’SOUZA , Sophie HULOT , Camille FEVRIER , Sonia BARITELLO

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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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2018-01-16 UNHCR

War in Syria: UN refugee agency denounces rape of men and boys

It's perhaps the darkest secret of Syria's civil war. According to a study by the UN refugee agency, sexual violence against men and boys has been used as a weapon of war. Some...

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