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Al-Assad secret emails lift lid on president's private life

We are focusing on Syria today. On the anniversary of the beginning of the uprising, an extraordinary cache of over 3000 of Bashar and Asma al-Assad's private emails has been leaked to the Guardian.

The Guardian has published extracts from those emails - showing al-Assad sought help from Iran, the couple exchanged videos mocking the protesters, and details of Asma al-Assad's luxury shopping sprees.

Gulf News asks if he can still be persuaded to step down - while the National focuses on encouraging defections from within the regime.

The Washington Post pays tribute to the bravery and determination of opposition activists - but, as the New York Times explains, they just can't agree with each other.

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2017-02-27 Oscars (Academy Awards)

Oscars: Not so white anymore, but very political

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Monday, February 26: There's a lot of focus on the ongoing legal headaches for presidential candidate François Fillon and Marine le Pen. Libération...

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2017-02-24 Syria

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa cause tension with Nigeria

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 24.02.17: Papers focus on the situation in Syria, where Turkish-backed troops have managed to recapture Al Bab, a major stronghold of the Islamic...

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2017-02-24 François Bayrou

A cow named Fine, star of the Paris Agriculture Fair

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 24.02.17: Papers continue to react to an alliance in the political centre between François Bayrou from the MoDem party and Emmanuel Macron from the "En...

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2017-02-23 Mexico

'Pineapple Pizza Tests Limits of Presidential Power in Iceland'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 23.02.17: US officials receive a "chilly" welcome in Mexico with tensions running high over immigration. Meanwhile, British papers wonder if their...

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2017-02-23 François Bayrou

French papers react to alliance between centrists Macron and Bayrou

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 23.02.17: Papers react to yesterday's surprise announcement of a centrist alliance between Emmanuel Macron and longstanding centrist politician François...

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