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Iraq's broken politics: Green Zone stormed by Moqtada Al-Sadr supporters (part 1)

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Iraq's broken politics: corruption and gridlock (part 2)

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Lebanon pays price for conflict between Saudi Arabia and Hezbollah

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'South Sudan has a crisis of leadership'

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Druids protest alcohol ban

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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.

THE DEBATE

THE 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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2016-05-02 Iraq

Iraq's broken politics: Green Zone stormed by Moqtada Al-Sadr supporters (part 1)

Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad's Green Zone to demand that the government break with vested interests and militias that are crippling the country, a political...

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2016-05-02 Baghdad

Iraq's broken politics: corruption and gridlock (part 2)

Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad's Green Zone to demand that the government break with vested interests and militias that are crippling the country, a political...

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2016-04-29 inflation

Venezuela's boiling point: Power outages spark outrage (part 1)

Drought, collapsing crude oil prices and a bitter political divide. That's the toxic mix that's triggered full-blown riots in Venezuela. The heyday of Hugo Chavez is long gone as...

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2016-04-29 Venezuela

Venezuela's boiling point: Push to recall President Maduro (part 2)

Drought, collapsing crude oil prices and a bitter political divide. That's the toxic mix that's triggered full-blown riots in Venezuela. The heyday of Hugo Chavez is long gone as...

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2016-04-27 Spain

The Spanish Indecision: Protest parties in stalemate with old guard (part 1)

Is Spain at a dead end? The king is poised to send voters back to the polls again, six months after the failure of coalition talks. In December, it was all of Europe that watched...

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