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"Francois of Arabia" criticised in French press

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François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 2)

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François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 1)

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The health risk behind Argentina's soya paradise

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Disability discrimination: Removing the obstacles to success

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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 : 2011-10-19

The Shalit Deal: mixed hopes for peace after prisoner swap

Is the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange swap proof that the Arab Spring has forced Hamas to review some of its hardline positions? The deal in any case is proof that Hamas can makes deals with Israel, opines Al Quds Al Arabi’s Abdel Bari Atwan.

  • Pierre-François VEIL. French attorney for the Shalit family;
  • Sabri SAIDAM. Political advisor to the Palestinian President; Deputy Secretary General, Fatah Council - from Ramallah;
  • Gil MIHAELY. Columnist, Yedioth Ahronoth;
  • Abdel Bari ATWAN. Managing Editor, Al Quds Al Arabi - from London.
     

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2015-05-04 defence

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 2)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend a...

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2015-05-04 Iran

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 1)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend a...

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2015-04-30 David Cameron

A less United Kingdom: Homestretch for uncertain election (part 1)

We are a week away from a UK election that could send the British Isles into unchartered waters. Incumbent David Cameron has been touting a recovery stronger than on the...

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2015-04-30 David Cameron

A less United Kingdom: Homestretch for uncertain election (part 2)

We are a week away from a UK election that could send the British Isles into unchartered waters. Incumbent David Cameron has been touting a recovery stronger than on the...

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2015-04-29 Barack Obama

Abe in America: Japan's PM Expresses 'Remorse' for Asian Suffering in WWII (part 2)

The US has welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with open arms. After all, he's the man ramping up military spending and helping the US contain China's growing muscle in...

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