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Istanbul's Suffering in the Shadows?

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Turkey targeted: Islamic State Group blamed for Istanbul attack (part 1)

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Turkey targeted: Terror attack coincides with foreign policy pivot (part 2)

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THE INTERVIEW

" We have a lot that we can do together to make Middle East a better place"

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Will Bolivia see a lithium boom?

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Child refugees: Inside Turkey's hidden sweatshops

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Film show: 'The Red Turtle', 'Camping 3' and 'The Balkan Trilogy'

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After Brexit, is a Frexit possible?

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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.

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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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2016-06-29 Turkey

Turkey targeted: Islamic State Group blamed for Istanbul attack (part 1)

Once again, Turkey's a target for blind terror. At least 41 killed at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport in a carefully-staged attack blamed on Isis. If that's confirmed, it's the fourth...

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2016-06-29 Islamic State (IS) group

Turkey targeted: Terror attack coincides with foreign policy pivot (part 2)

Once again, Turkey's a target for blind terror. At least 41 killed at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport in a carefully-staged attack blamed on Isis. If that's confirmed, it's the fourth...

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2016-06-28 Brexit

The big breakup: The EU after Brexit

The continent is in a daze as European leaders meet in Brussels to discuss the terms of the British divorce. David Cameron meets his counterparts for two days of talks, however...

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2016-06-27 Brexit

Messy Divorce: EU, UK scramble after Brexit vote (part 1)

Now that Britain's voted out, what's the plan? Amid crisis talks and damage control, two schools of thought are emerging: the "cut the cord" crowd, who want to nip uncertainty in...

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2016-06-27 Brexit

Messy Divorce: EU, UK scramble after Brexit vote (part 2)

Now that Britain's voted out, what's the plan? Amid crisis talks and damage control, two schools of thought are emerging: the "cut the cord" crowd, who want to nip uncertainty in...

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