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Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 1)

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Syria - Assad: is the iron fist weakening?

The Assad family has ruled Syria with an iron fist for some 40 years. Now, however, its grip on power is weakening. Weeks of protests have pressured the regime into lifting a 48-year-old state of emergency, but activists are not convinced the regime wants reform. Laura Baines and guests discuss what might be next for Syria.

  • Sadek SALEM, Syrian Activist
  • Dr Elie HATEM, Professor of international relations, Free faculty of law and economics in Paris
  • Joshua LANDIS, Blogger, syriacomment.com (By Skype from Norman, Oklahoma)
  • Nabil, France 24 Observer (By Skype from Damascus)

Programme produced by Yi Song and Pauline Heilmann.

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2016-08-29 Colombia

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 1)

Have the guns gone silent for good in Colombia, or is it too soon to celebrate the end of Latin America's longest conflict? The government deal with the FARCs in Havana was...

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2016-08-29 Colombia

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 2)

Have the guns gone silent for good in Colombia, or is it too soon to celebrate the end of Latin America's longest conflict? The government deal with the FARCs in Havana was...

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2016-08-25 Burqa

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

Identity politics have hit the beach this summer. After burkini bans in seaside resorts, France's highest administrative chamber is hearing arguments against the measures. But...

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2016-08-25 Burqa

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 2)

Identity politics have hit the beach this summer. After burkini bans in seaside resorts, France's highest administrative chamber is hearing arguments against the measures. But...

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2016-08-24 Syria

Biden in Turkey: NATO allies at odds over Syria Kurds, exiled cleric (part 1)

When the Joe Biden landed in Ankara, it was the deputy mayor who went to greet him, a glaring protocol snub to express Turkey's displeasure over American refusal to extradite...

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