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Defeating ISIS: Back to the drawing board?

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The monk who saved ancient manuscripts from IS jihadists

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Amer Shomali: Harnessing black humour to tell Palestinian stories

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Video - Abu Azrael: ‘Iraq’s Rambo’

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Australian FM Bishop: In the fight against IS group, 'we are dealing with non-state actors'

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Are state-subsidised jobs the solution to France's rising unemployment?

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Nigeria currency scam: Anti-corruption agency arrests 20 bankers

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Women bare their legs in Algeria, and a suicide bomber attacks Shiites in Saudi Arabia

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THE OBSERVERS

Chinese tour guide goes on angry rant, and bees die en masse in Morocco

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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.

DEBATE

DEBATE

Latest update : 2011-01-21

Showdown in Lebanon

As regional mediation efforts fail, is it back to the brink of civil war in Lebanon? Guests mull over what went wrong in joint Saudi-Syrian mediation and explain why the investigation into one man's assassination – former premier Rafiq Hariri – is enough to trigger a regional crisis.

  • Ali NASSREDDINE, Lebanese independent journalist
  • Abdel Bari ATWAN, Editor-in-chief, Al-Quds Al-Arabi (By satellite from London)
  • Walid PHARES, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies (Satellite from Washington)
  • Lucy FIELDER, France 24 correspondent in Beirut (By phone from Beirut)

Programme produced by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song.

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The US Senate has failed to extend Bush-era guidelines granting broad snooping powers to the National Security Agency. Last time, four years ago, the extension passed without a...

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2015-05-29 Nigeria

Nigeria: Historic election, great challenges (part 2)

This week, the FRANCE 24 Debate heads to Nigeria for a special edition. From the fight against Boko Haram to the battle against corruption and poverty, Muhammadu Buhari, the new...

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2015-05-29 Nigeria

Nigeria: Historic election, great challenges (part 1)

This week, the FRANCE 24 Debate heads to Nigeria for a special edition. From the fight against Boko Haram to the battle against corruption and poverty, Muhammadu Buhari, the new...

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