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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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2015-01-23 Davos forum

Davos debate: Can big business agree on climate deal? (part 2)

With just over ten months to go before the UN climate change conference in Paris, how can a comprehensive global climate deal be achieved? FRANCE 24's Markus Karlsson put the...

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2015-01-23 Davos forum

Davos debate: Can big business agree on climate deal?

With just over ten months to go before the UN climate change conference in Paris, how can a comprehensive global climate deal be achieved? FRANCE 24's Markus Karlsson put the...

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2015-01-22 eurozone

Make or break moment for the euro: Will unprecedented bond-buying beat deflation? (part 2)

The European Central Bank is embarking on an unprecedented 18-month bond-buying experiment, to the tune of 60 billion euros a month through September of next year. ECB president...

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2015-01-22 eurozone

Make or break moment for the euro: Will unprecedented bond-buying beat deflation? (part 1)

The European Central Bank is embarking on an unprecedented 18-month bond-buying experiment, to the tune of 60 billion euros a month through September of next year. ECB president...

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2015-01-21 Manuel Valls

France's urban 'apartheid': Paris attacks rattle the Republic's model of integration (part 1)

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has warned of a "cultural, ethnic, and territorial apartheid" in this country and of the government's responsibility to build social cohesion....

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