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Violence against trangender women in Indonesia, and more

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'The frozen heart of America': Condemnation as migrant families torn apart in US

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'There are two policies towards Russia in the Trump administration'

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Grandmas Project: 'Their history was passed down through food'

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Mali's basketball star: NBA top player Cheick Diallo makes hometown proud

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Trump threatens huge new tariffs on China

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Tunisia lose first World Cup match against England

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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 : 2018-02-28

Humanitarian disaster in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

In Syria's Eastern Ghouta, a dire humanitarian crisis is unfolding. Regime forces, propped up by Russia, have been bombing the rebel-held enclave on a daily basis. Hundreds of civilians have been killed and the death toll continues to rise. The UN says nearly 400,000 people are trapped and the ongoing fighting has made it impossible to bring in aid or rescue the wounded. Catherine Viette explains.

Staying in Syria, some 400,000 lives have been lost and many more wounded since the start of the seven-year conflict. Doctors in the northern province of Idlib are now turning to sport to help boost the morale of those with permanent scars. One hospital has even set up a football team for war amputees, with some promising results. James Franey has more.

Finally, we discover Iran’s godfather of surrealist art. Ali Akbar Sadeghi's work is currently on display at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. Despite his long career spanning over 60 years, the artist remains little known outside of the Islamic Republic. Our correspondent Reza Sayah went to meet him.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Sanam SHANTYAEI , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Camille FEVRIER , Stéphane BERNSTEIN

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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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2018-05-16 Jeanne LAVENANT

US embassy in Jerusalem: The story of the 1995 law behind the move

This week, Donald Trump fulfilled a campaign promise and transferred the US embassy to Jerusalem. The move sparked deadly protests on the border with Gaza - dozens of...

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