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

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2017-10-17 marathon

Meeting Mohammad Alqadi, the Palestinian marathon man

He's run 10 marathons in 19 months, each time raising the Palestinian flag to bring attention to the plight of his people. But 27-year-old Mohammad Alqadi was prevented from...

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2017-10-10 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

'Women Wage Peace': Israeli and Palestinian women march side by side

In Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Jewish and Arab women have joined forces in a bid to put peace back on top of the political agenda. Over the weekend, some 30,000 of...

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2017-10-03 Jordan

Jordan: How 3D printing is cutting the cost of prosthetics

Four years ago, several young engineers from Jordan started making 3D prosthetics for patients with war wounds. Now backed by the French NGO Doctors Without Borders, the project...

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2017-09-26 Islamic State (IS) group

Embedded with elite French forces fighting IS group

This week we head to Iraq's border with Syria, where French special forces are taking part in the fight against the Islamic State group. One French paratrooper was even killed...

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2017-09-20 Kurdistan

Kurdish independence referendum: What impact on the region?

In this special edition, we bring you exclusive reports and analysis ahead of the Kurdish independence referendum, due to take place on September 25. The 6 million-strong Kurdish...

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