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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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2014-04-17 Algeria

Algeria: What's the Choice? Incumbent Bouteflika Votes in Wheelchair

Abdelaziz Bouteflika may get easily re-elected… Nonetheless, most Algerians will tell you that today's presidential election marks a new and perhaps more uncertain era. The...

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2014-04-16 Vladimir Putin

What's Putin's Plan? Kiev Accuses Russia of Terrorism

They said Russia would not invade Crimea. When it did, beleaguered Ukrainian forces offered no resistance. But now Kiev is responding, having sent air force jets flying over the...

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2014-04-16 Vladimir Putin

What's Putin's Plan? Kiev Accuses Russia of Terrorism (part 2)

They said Russia would not invade Crimea. When it did, beleaguered Ukrainian forces offered no resistance. But now Kiev is responding, having sent air force jets flying over the...

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2014-04-15 Nigeria

Nigeria's Battles

Just days after being crowned Africa's largest economy, Nigeria has been left reeling from the biggest attack yet on its capital. A Monday morning rush hour blast at a busy bus...

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2014-04-15 Nigeria

Nigeria's Battles (part 2)

Just days after being crowned Africa's largest economy, Nigeria has been left reeling from the biggest attack yet on its capital. A Monday morning rush hour blast at a busy bus...

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