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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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2014-10-29 Kobane

The battle for Kobane: Peshmerga, FSA join fight against IS group

The battle of Kobane has been raging for weeks, but the cavalry may finally be on its way. A group of Free Syrian Army fighters, with estimated numbers ranging from 50 to 150,...

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2014-10-29 Free Syrian Army

The battle for Kobane: Peshmerga, FSA join fight against IS group (part 2)

The battle of Kobane has been raging for weeks, but the cavalry may finally be on its way. A group of Free Syrian Army fighters, with estimated numbers ranging from 50 to 150,...

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2014-10-28 immigration

Europe's troubled seas: UK axes support for migrant rescue operation (part 2)

Migrants have turned Calais into a "lawless jungle", and it is "time to wage war on this phenomenon". Those were the views of France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen as she...

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2014-10-28 immigration

Europe's troubled seas: UK axes support for migrant rescue operation

Migrants have turned Calais into a "lawless jungle", and it is "time to wage war on this phenomenon". Those were the views of France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen as she...

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2014-10-27 Maghreb

Tunisia's historic vote: Islamist Ennahda Party accepts defeat

It has been nearly four years since the beginning of the Arab Spring, which spread from Tunisia to other nations like Libya and Egypt. But unlike Libya and Egypt, Tunisia since...

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