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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.

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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2017-09-21 independence

Confiscated vote? Escalation over banned Catalonia referendum

Authorities in Madrid have taken their standoff with Barcelona to a whole new level, raiding government offices, arresting Catalan cabinet members and confiscating 10 million...

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2017-09-20 Debate

Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

Call it rebuttal time. After Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s turn to address the UN General Assembly. He criticised Trump’s "rogue...

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

Burma and the Rohingyas: UN body accuses authorities of ethnic cleansing

“A textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, says the UN's top human rights official. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Burma in the past fortnight for neighbouring Bangladesh after...

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