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Latest update : 2012-04-18

Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate

When last year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a 32-year-old Yemeni mother-of-three named Tawakkol Karman, few were more surprised than the recipient herself. Today, four months after her Nobel Prize, Karman is an internationally sought-after speaker.

When she got the news, Karman said she was unaware she had even been nominated for one of the world's highest honours. Yet years before the Arab Spring swept across her region, Karman had been holding weekly demonstrations calling upon her country's ruler, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to allow greater freedom and human rights.

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2014-07-28 Hamas

Gilles Kepel, Islamic and Arab world specialist

As violence in Gaza and the Middle East escalates, specialists such as Gilles Kepel are working overtime to help explain and interpret the shifting dynamics in the region. Kepel...

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2014-07-23 Benjamin Netanyahu

Yezid Sayigh, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut

Palestinian former negotiator Yezid Sayigh explains why the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip is a dead-end strategy; he also looks at the diplomatic efforts to stop...

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2014-07-21 AIDS

Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director

The United Nations' AIDS programme has just issued a major report which assesses the progress in the fight against the epidemic as well as the lapses that still prevent its...

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2014-07-19 sex abuse

Lieutenant General David Morrison, Australia's Army Chief

Annette Young meets Lt. General David Morrison, the head of the Australian Army who openly and proudly describes himself as a “feminist.” Morrison became a sensation at a London...

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2014-07-16 Mehdi Nemmouche

Gilles de Kerchove, EU counter-terrorism coordinator

More and more European nationals have been joining jihad in Syria, and it is feared that they may plot and stage attacks on European soil upon return. To monitor this terrorist...

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