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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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2018-09-19 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Rapper I-NZ's 'This is Iraq': When music gets political

This week, we meet Dubai-based Iraqi rapper I-NZ. Earlier this summer, he released a song about what has happened to his country since the US-led invasion in 2003. "This is...

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2018-09-12 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

War in Syria: Hezbollah's secret soldiers

Since it began seven years ago, Syria's civil conflict has drawn in multiple foreign powers. Among them are Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah forces, who have helped prop up the...

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2018-09-05 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Yemen in crisis: More than 22 million people in need of humanitarian aid

It's been dubbed the forgotten war, and today multiple factions are entangled in Yemen's ongoing conflict. For three years, a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states have been...

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2018-08-29 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Tortured Syrian cartoonist haunted by detention

Syrian artist Najah Albukai was held twice in the country's notorious detention centres, where he was tortured. His memories of war have become his art. Today, he's determined to...

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2018-08-23 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Mosul girls learn to swim a year after city’s liberation from IS group

It's been just over a year since the Iraqi city of Mosul was liberated from the Islamic State group. Some 870,000 people have since returned to their hometown in a bid to rebuild...

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