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Kurdish independence referendum: What impact on the region?

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Save the Children CEO on Rohingya crisis: 'Children are being shot at'

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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 (part 2)

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)
 
Programme prepared by Yi Song and Perrine Desplats
 

 

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2017-09-20 Debate

Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

Call it rebuttal time. After Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, the turn of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani to address the UN General Assembly. He needled Trump, picking up on...

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

Burma and the Rohingyas: UN body accuses authorities of ethnic cleansing

“A textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, says the UN's top human rights official. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Burma in the past fortnight for neighbouring Bangladesh after...

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2017-09-12 France

Macron's first strike: Will protests derail French labour reform?

It was the first test for France's new president. Turnout may have been light by French standards but trade unions say Tuesday's protests were the first of many against Emmanuel...

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