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Latest update : 2011-12-30

Syria unrest: Are the Arab League observers doing their job?

After failing to put down anti-government protests with brute force, the regime of Bashar al-Assad has decided to bow to foreign pressure and allow a team of observers into the country. Their goal: find out whether Damascus is respecting its promise to end violence and pull its army out of residential areas. Cyril Vanier and his panel discuss whether the observers have what it takes to carry out this mission.

  • Haitham MALEH, Syrian activist;
  • Ole SOLVANG, Emergencies researcher, Human Rights Watch;
  • Melissa BELL, France 24 International Affairs Editor;
  • Julien PAIN, France 24 Observers;
  • Walid PHARES, Professor, National Defense University.

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2017-01-19 Business

Davos Debate: Getting a fair share from multinationals

As business leaders, policymakers and NGOs gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, FRANCE 24 brings you a special debate on how countries should tax multinational companies....

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2017-01-19 tax evasion

Davos Debate: Getting a fair share from multinationals (part 2)

As business leaders, policymakers and NGOs gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, FRANCE 24 brings you a special debate on how countries should tax multinational companies....

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2017-01-19 Adama Barrow

Showdown in Gambia: Foreign troops at border as Jammeh refuses to go (part 1)

West Africa's been here before. The tiny nation of Gambia has two presidents after the winner of a presidential election took the oath in the capital of neighbouring Senegal....

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2017-01-19 Adama Barrow

Showdown in Gambia: Senegalese troops enter as Jammeh refuses to go (part 2)

West Africa's been here before. The tiny nation of Gambia has two presidents after the winner of a presidential election took the oath in the capital of neighbouring Senegal....

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2017-01-17 Brexit

Hard Brexit, here we come: The blowback against globalisation (part 2)

So Brexit really does mean Brexit. Theresa May has ruled out a deal that allows the UK to keep its place inside the EU's single market - a divorce whose strategy rests on lower...

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