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

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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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