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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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2018-04-19 Kurds

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced he's bringing forward the elections - his aim is to cement his hold on power. His ambition is to become an executive president. Erdogan's...

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2018-04-18 Cuba

Cuba without a Castro: A new country on the horizon?

Cuba is preparing its change of leadership. Miguel Diaz-Canel is the sole candidate to be the next president, which will bring an end to the Castro brothers' six-decade grip on...

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2018-04-17 Europe

Macron's Europe: French president compares EU divisions to 'civil war'

France now has its pro-reform president, Germany has its grand coalition. With Brexit ahead and populists on the rise, welcome to what some see as a "now or never" week for...

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2018-04-16 Syria

Mission accomplished? UK and French lawmakers divided over Syria strikes

With a limited one-off operation and no reported fatalities, all sides seem almost happy to read their lines. Syria's Assad is less afraid of the West, while the Russians and...

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2018-04-12 Middle East

Not if, but when? US, France, UK ponder Syria air strikes as Douma falls

If the intent of a suspected weekend chemical attack was to hasten the exodus from Douma, it certainly has worked. As scores evacuate Eastern Ghouta's last big town, Russia was...

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