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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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2017-10-19 Europe

Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

Since 10 am local time, Spain has entered unchartered waters. Madrid's deadline for Catalonia's leader to renounce independence has come and gone. So what will Madrid do now?...

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2017-10-18 Asia-pacific

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

Xi Jinping has been showing the rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's set to further consolidate his grip on...

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction has been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harassment, assault and rape against the movie...

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

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