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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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Hollande and Africa: French president speaks to France 24

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2014-11-26 Christians

The Pope's wake-up call: How to kickstart 'haggard' Europe (part 2)

On his arrival in Strasbourg the Pope received a rousing welcome... before proceeding to roast the EU. Pope Francis used the opportunity to draw attention to rising nationalism...

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2014-11-26 Pope Francis

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On his arrival in Strasbourg the Pope received a rousing welcome... before proceeding to roast the EU. Pope Francis used the opportunity to draw attention to rising nationalism...

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2014-11-25 Barack Obama

After Ferguson: What's broken in America?

It was a predictable decision followed by a predictable reaction. Riots in Ferguson, Missouri greeted the grand jury's refusal to issue an indictment against the police officer...

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2014-11-25 Barack Obama

After Ferguson: What's broken in America? (part 2)

It was a predictable decision followed by a predictable reaction. Riots in Ferguson, Missouri greeted the grand jury's refusal to issue an indictment against the police officer...

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