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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-11-01

Koran Burning Controversy

Terry Jones, Pastor to a congregation of some 50 people in a city in Florida has said he would burn the Koran on September 11. Leaders all over the world have criticized him, from Barack Obama to Pope Benedict XVI. In the Muslim world, it is seen as a provocation. What happens if Terry Jones goes ahead with his stunt? And what the West can do to make sure it does not result in loss of lives in areas of conflict...

 

A debate with Mark Owen and guests:
 
Fouad AL OBAID, Columnist for Kuweit Times
Anne DEYSINE, Professor of American studies at Paris X-Nanterre University and author of États-Unis: une nouvelle donne ? (août 2010)
John R. MacARTHUR, Publisher of Harper’s Magazine (By satellite from New York)
Azzedine BAHI, Manager of Lyon’s Grand Mosque Association (by satellite from Lyon, France)
Ahmed REHAB, Executive Director of the Chicago Bureau of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (By phone from Chicago)
 
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2017-11-22 Lebanon

Hard bargaining: Lebanon prime minister returns and suspends resignation

Two weeks after he stunned everyone by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting, Saad Hariri finally returned to Beirut to tender his resignation to the country's...

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2017-11-21 Libya

Enslaved in Libya: What to do about exploited African migrants?

A slave auction - in 2017. The video aired last week on CNN, confirming what had come out in a long string of reports and testimony: that Libyans were preying on sub-Saharan...

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2017-11-20 Germany

Has Merkel still got it? German chancellor weakened as coalition talks collapse

Should the rest of Europe worry? Germany's president called on cooler heads to prevail after he received Angela Merkel the day after coalition talks collapsed. She's still in the...

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2017-11-16 COP23

Clearing the air: How to make Paris climate agreement stick?

The planet's getting warmer, faster; China's carbon emissions are back on the rise; India's capital is blanketed in what feels like record smog; and the United States is not only...

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2017-11-15 Africa

The fall of Mugabe? Zimbabwe military detains president

This time, it finally looks like the end for Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe's 93-year old president has not spoken since the military moved in overnight and seized key points of the...

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