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Latest update : 2010-03-30

Alaa El Aswany, writer

Sandrine Treiner welcomes Alaa El Aswany, known as the author of The Yacoubian Building, an allegorical tale about an old building in Cairo, a metaphor for Egypt's history. Alaa al-Aswani backs Mohamed ElBaradei's candidacy for the presidential elections next year in Egypt.

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2014-12-17 Dalai Lama

‘China needs Tibetan culture of peace,’ says Dalai Lama

Chinese people are in need of the “peace, compassion and non-violence” advocated by Tibetan Buddhist culture, the Himalayan region’s exiled spiritual leader has said in a...

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2014-12-16 Russia

'We will survive sanctions,’ says Russian foreign minister

Western sanctions will “never” cause economic meltdown for Russia, Moscow’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told FRANCE 24 in an exclusive interview on Monday.

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2014-12-16 India

Dr Vandana Shiva: 'Cotton has become a seed of slavery'

She turned a local fight against deforestation in central India into a global campaign for food security and biodiversity. Dr. Vandana Shiva is a scientist, activist and...

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2014-12-13 Ukraine

Mistral delivery 'would considerably enhance Moscow's aggressive capacity'

The French government has announced that its final decision on delivering Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia will depend on the situation in Ukraine. But France is under...

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2014-12-10 torture

Head of World Organisation Against Torture: ‘Those responsible have to be brought to justice’

Gerald Staberock is Secretary-General of the World Organisation against Torture, a global network of NGOs dedicated to fighting torture, summary executions, enforced...

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