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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 : 2018-04-25

Susan Meiselas: Kurdistan through the lens

This week we meet Susan Meiselas, an American documentary photographer who is currently showing her Kurdistan series at the Jeu de Paume museum here in Paris. This exhibition includes very powerful accounts of Kurds persecuted under the Saddam Hussein regime and more broadly speaking, across the region. Meiselas has been following the Kurdish cause since 1991.

We then head to Lebanon, where the first parliamentary poll in almost a decade is fast approaching. Ahead of the May 6 vote, the country has been swept up into election fever with televised debates and posters plastered on pretty much every wall available. This time, a record breaking number of women are running as candidates.

We turn our attention to Turkey, where Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to cement his grip on power since a failed coup attempt in 2016. Over the past two years, some 60,000 people have been arrested - much to the dismay of the international community and rights groups.

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

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2018-10-17 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Salim Saab: Showcasing the women of the Arab art world

This week, we're drawing attention to the women who are fighting to assert their influence in the Arab world. We're joined by one man who's doing exactly that: Franco-Lebanese...

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2018-10-10 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

'Age old cities' exhibition: A virtual tour of the Middle East's landmarks

Ancient cities destroyed by war are brought back to life, thanks to state-of-the art virtual reality. A new exhibition at the Arab World Institute in Paris shines a spotlight on...

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2018-10-03 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

French-Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri released by Israel

This week in Israel saw the release of Franco-Palestinian activist Salah Hamouri, a lawyer by training. The 33-year-old had been held in prison without charge for 13 months and...

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2018-09-27 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Anger and mourning in Iran after military parade attack

In Iran, at least 25 people have been killed and dozens more wounded after militants disguised as soldiers opened fire on a military parade on Saturday. Iran's Supreme Leader...

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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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