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Libya unrest: National Assembly asks for UN help to dissolve militias

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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 : 2012-01-11

How far will Assad go? (part 2)

Ten months after the start of the Syrian uprising, we analyse the words of its embattled president: his denial, his threats and his defiance. Melissa Bell's panel discusses what the one-and-a-half hour speech tells us about the strength of the regime of Bashar al al-Assad, besieged as it is by sanctions and under continued pressure from within.

  • Monzer MAKHOUS. Member of the Syrian National Council;
  • Jonathan PARIS. Middle East Analyst; Senior Fellow, South Asia Center - Atlantic Council;
  • Andrew TABLER. Next Generation Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East policy (from Washington);
  • Marietje SCHAAKE. MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe; ALDE Spokesperson for Syria (from Brussels).

Watch the first part here. 

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2014-08-20 Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel-Gaza: Back to Square One?

For the better of two weeks, we've been hearing that neither Israel nor Hamas wants a fight. So why is a tenuous ceasefire in tatters? With rockets fired on Israel and army...

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2014-08-05 ceasefire

Israel-Gaza conflict: 72-hour ceasefire deal sets stage for Cairo talks

We focus on the fragile calm in Gaza, where Israeli ground forces have withdrawn and a 72-hour Egyptian-brokered ceasefire appears to be holding, making this the longest pause in...

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2014-08-14 United Nations

Libya unrest: National Assembly asks for UN help to dissolve militias

We take a closer look at what exactly is unfolding in Libya: more than three and half years of turbulence since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. There are killings, kidnappings and...

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2014-08-19 riots

Pakistan's Political Turmoil: Can Imran Khan's PTI Party Depose the Government? (part 2)

Former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has called for civil disobedience, gathering thousands of supporters in protest at what he calls Pakistan's fraudulent...

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2014-08-19 corruption

Pakistan's Political Turmoil: Can Imran Khan's PTI Party Depose the Government?

Former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has called for civil disobedience, gathering thousands of supporters in protest at what he calls Pakistan's fraudulent...

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