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Portrait of a tyrant: who is the real Gaddafi?

In power for over 40 years, Libya’s Muammar Gadhafi is the Arab world’s longest serving leader. He was once dubbed the mad dog of the middle east by US President Ronald Reagan and this week he lived up to his nickname by promising to annihilate his opponents in a ranting hour long speech. Just how far is Gadhafi prepared to go in order to hold on to power?

  • Ziad MAJED, Adjunct Instructor of Middle East Studies, American University of Paris
  • Douglas HERBERT, France24 International Affairs Editor
  • Pr Ahmed OKASHA, Chairman of the Psychiatric Health Resort in Cairo (By satellite from Cairo)

Program produced by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song.

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2014-12-23 Catholic Church

Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart (part 2)

The Pope has taken on the cardinals. In his annual Christmas address, Pope Francis took high-ranking clergy to task, telling them, in essence, that they weren't spiritual enough....

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2014-12-23 Pope

Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart

The Pope has taken on the cardinals. In his annual Christmas address, Pope Francis took high-ranking clergy to task, telling them, in essence, that they weren't spiritual enough....

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2014-12-22 Sony

Hollywood Hacked: What are the Consequences of the Sonyleak?

What started as leaked celebrity gossip has now turned into a major global security issue. South Korea's nuclear power plant operator has been conducting cyberattack drills after...

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2014-12-22 Tunisia

Tunisian Elections: Has the Revolution Fulfilled its Promise?

It's the grand finale of Tunisia's revolution. After the overthrow of the longtime strongman in the nation that sparked the Arab Spring, and after the arduous process of drafting...

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2014-12-18 Russia

Wrecked Rouble: Putin Defiant as Currency Tumbles (part 2)

The rouble is collapsing, oil prices are plummeting, Western sanctions are biting... but Russia's president is not blinking. At his annual press conference, Vladimir Putin was as...

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