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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.

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Latest update : 2011-04-14

Can Assad hold Syria? (part 2)

François Picard's panel argues over what Syria's president must do to save his seat… or whether it's too late. Author Patrick Seale highlights how this alters the region's delicate balance of power.

From London, Journalist Patrick SEALE, author of "The struggle for Arab independence"

Majd EID, Damascus Declaration opposition coalition

Attorney Elie HATEM, Free faculty of law and economics in Paris

From Damascus, Nabil of the France 24 Observers

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2016-02-09 Syria

Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 2)

It's shaping up as a turning point in Syria's civil war. After years on the back foot, the Syrian army advances on what was once the country's largest city, Aleppo. The Assad...

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2016-02-09 Syria

Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 1)

It's shaping up as a turning point in Syria's civil war. After years on the back foot, the Syrian army advances on what was once the country's largest city, Aleppo. The Assad...

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2016-02-08 Syria

Can she fix it? Merkel and the refugee crisis (part 2)

Angela Merkel is a woman on a deadline. The German chancellor is in Ankara to bargain over billions in aid for refugees pledged by Europe. She needs Turkey and the EU to be...

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2016-02-08 Syria

Can she fix it? Merkel and the refugee crisis (part 1)

Angela Merkel is a woman on a deadline. The German chancellor is in Ankara to bargain over billions in aid for refugees pledged by Europe. She needs Turkey and the EU to be...

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2016-02-04 Syria

From bad to worse? Syria refugee crisis deepens, fighting intensifies (part 2)

On the ground in Syria, the situation is getting worse with news of starvation in besieged villages and the regime intensifying shelling around rebel-held Aleppo with Russian air...

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