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Turkey's push to be the 'champion of Palestine'

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'The sky falls in on Froome'

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Could the ECB surprise the markets?

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BUSINESS DAILY

Federal Reserve hikes interest rates, raises forecast

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EYE ON AFRICA

Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge €130 million for G5 Sahel joint force

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THE INTERVIEW

‘Trump still committed to a two-state solution,’ says Saudi Foreign Minister Jubeir

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THE DEBATE

How to patrol the Sahara? The challenges facing G5 Sahel joint force

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Film show: 'Star Wars, The Last Jedi'

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THE INTERVIEW

Evo Morales: US exit from Paris accord is 'unforgivable'

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THE DEBATE

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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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2017-12-13 Africa

How to patrol the Sahara? The challenges facing G5 Sahel joint force

Timbuktu may be 4,000 kilometers from Europe's shores - yet how to keep the Sahel safe is a question that needs answers on both sides of the Mediterranean. Nearly five years...

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2017-12-12 environment

One Planet Summit: Who's going to pay for the switch to renewable energy?

It's all fine and good to denounce fossil fuels and call for the switch to renewable energy. But who's going to pay for it? Two years after the Paris Agreement, world leaders are...

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2017-12-11 Middle East

Game changer? Middle East diplomacy after Trump's Jerusalem move

Since Donald Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week, the entire Middle East appears on the verge of bursting into flames. Meanwhile, against the...

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2017-12-07 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Peacemaker? Erdogan's historic visit to Greece

Even when Recep Tayyip Erdogan is supposed to be burying the hatchet, the Turkish president still somehow manages to take on all comers. He kicked off an historic two-day visit...

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2017-12-06 Israel

US President Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

US President Donald Trump has announced that his country is recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and is moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city. What is the...

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