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Sanam SHANTYAEI

She is a British-Iranian journalist with more than a decade's experience as a foreign correspondent and international news television producer. At France 24, she is notably a specialist on Iran coverage and the weekly host of Middle East Matters.

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Refugees of rap: Using music to speak out about the Syrian war

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Syria: Normal life slowly resumes amid ruins of Aleppo

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Artists launch campaign as HIV doubles in Iran

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi: putting arab art in the spotlight

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Preaching coexistence: Avant-garde mosque opens in Lebanon's Druze heartland

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COLOMBIA

A closer look at former Colombian president Uribe's murky past

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Kurdish dandies launch Iraqi gentlemen's fashion club

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THE INTERVIEW

Nuclear non-proliferation: Iran deal shows 'we can move mountains'

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Is there new hope for gay rights activists in Lebanon?

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Egypt: Alexandria's fading cosmopolitan image

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Lebanon: On the road with the 'Ladies of Harley'

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Iraq: On the ground with French troops in Mosul

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Meeting Omar Kamal, the Palestinian Frank Sinatra

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