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Meet the French troops hunting jihadists in Sahel

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Women redesigning our world: Skyscrapers and changemakers

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Middle East: A West Bank town’s fragile rebirth

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Refugee drama: 'A truck full of corpses'

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Two French journalists arrested for 'attempted blackmail of Moroccan king'

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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 : 2011-09-29

Spring in Saudi Arabia?

They’ll soon have the right to vote - but not to drive. Women’s rights advocate Wajeha al-Huwaider berates the deliberate pace of reform in her kingdom. But fellow Saudi Naila Al Faifi defends what she describes as an evolutionary process.

  • Wajeha AL-HUWAIDER. Saudi writer and women's rights activist - from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia;
  • Naila Al FAIFI. Saudi English teacher - from Manama, Bahrain;
  • Walid PHARES. Professor, National Defense University;
  • Stéphane LACROIX. Professor, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po and author of "Awakening Islam: The politics of religious dissent in contemporary Saudi Arabia".

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2015-08-27 Lebanon

The 'You Stink' movement: Lebanon garbage crisis sparks new wave of protests (part 2)

A breakdown in garbage collection has sparked angry protests, the likes of which Lebanon rarely sees. Demonstrators are putting aside entrenched sectarian differences and voicing...

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2015-08-27 Lebanon

The 'You Stink' movement: Lebanon garbage crisis sparks new wave of protests (part 1)

A breakdown in garbage collection has sparked angry protests, the likes of which Lebanon rarely sees. Demonstrators are putting aside entrenched sectarian differences and voicing...

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2015-08-26 migrants

Destination Germany: Asylum seekers and migrants reaching record high (part 2)

When 800,000 people show up unexpectedly, what do you do? As Germany braces itself for a record intake of migrants and asylum seekers, the chancellor travelled to a refugee...

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2015-08-26 Hungary

Destination Germany: Asylum seekers and migrants reaching record high (part 1)

When 800,000 people show up unexpectedly, what do you do? As Germany braces itself for a record intake of migrants and asylum seekers, the chancellor travelled to a refugee...

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2015-08-25 China

The Great Fall of China: World worries as financial bubble bursts (part 2)

Shanghai's financial markets are in freefall - down more than 7.6% on Tuesday, and more than 40% since June. It’s contagious, with a black Monday for global stocks and a steep...

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