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Latest update : 2011-04-21

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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2015-05-26 Iraq

Islamic State Group Advances: Washington and Baghdad trade blame over losses (part 2)

The fight is on in Ramadi - a campaign to recapture the capital of Anbar province that has now been taken in hand by Shiite militia. Even as the operation unfolds, Washington,...

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2015-05-26 Iraq

Islamic State Group Advances: Washington and Baghdad trade blame over losses (part 1)

The fight is on in Ramadi - a campaign to recapture the capital of Anbar province that has now been taken in hand by Shiite militia. Even as the operation unfolds, Washington,...

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2015-05-25 Burundi

Burundi's brutal standoff: One month on, tension spirals (part 2)

After a month of protests and a failed coup, President Pierre Nkurunziza is undeterred in his bid for a third term. He denies ordering the weekend killing of opposition figure...

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2015-05-25 Burundi

Burundi's brutal standoff: One month on, tension spirals (part 1)

After a month of protests and a failed coup, President Pierre Nkurunziza is undeterred in his bid for a third term. He denies ordering the weekend killing of opposition figure...

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2015-05-21 Ireland

Will Ireland Say "I Do"? Gay Marriage Referendum Challenges Catholic Values (part 1)

Ireland could become the first country to approve gay marriage by referendum. Friday's vote is being seen as pitting the secular-minded younger generation against the established...

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