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The monk who saved ancient manuscripts from IS jihadists

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Australian FM Bishop: In the fight against IS group, 'we are dealing with non-state actors'

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Are state-subsidised jobs the solution to France's rising unemployment?

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Nigeria currency scam: Anti-corruption agency arrests 20 bankers

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Women bare their legs in Algeria, and a suicide bomber attacks Shiites in Saudi Arabia

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Chinese tour guide goes on angry rant, and bees die en masse in Morocco

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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 : 2012-06-21

Syria: The search for plan B

With both sides locked in a conflict they think they can win, it truly seems like Mission impossible for an unarmed 300-strong UN observer mission in Syria. However there is go further… once Russia and the West find common ground.

  • Haytham MANNA. Head of the Executive Bureau, National Coordination Body for Democratic Change;
  • Joshua LANDIS. Director, Centre for Middle East Studies - University of Oklahoma; Blog Syriacomment.com - from Oklahoma City;
  • Walid PHARES. Special advisor to the US Congress on Terrorism; National Security Advisor to Mitt Romney - from Washigton;
  • Ole SOLVANG. Human Rights Watch;
  • Paul VALLET. Professor of Political Science, Sciences Po, Paris.

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis.

Watch the second part here.

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2015-06-02 Islamic State (IS) group

Defeating ISIS: Back to the drawing board?

Nearly one year after jihadists took over vast swathes of Iraq and Syria, air strikes have had only a limited effect and Iraq's army's proved to be a shell of what it claims to...

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2015-06-01 Edward Snowden

NSA: Access Denied (part 2)

The US Senate has failed to extend Bush-era guidelines granting broad snooping powers to the National Security Agency. Last time, four years ago, the extension passed without a...

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2015-06-01 NSA

NSA: Access Denied (part 1)

The US Senate has failed to extend Bush-era guidelines granting broad snooping powers to the National Security Agency. Last time, four years ago, the extension passed without a...

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2015-05-29 Nigeria

Nigeria: Historic election, great challenges (part 2)

This week, the FRANCE 24 Debate heads to Nigeria for a special edition. From the fight against Boko Haram to the battle against corruption and poverty, Muhammadu Buhari, the new...

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2015-05-29 Nigeria

Nigeria: Historic election, great challenges (part 1)

This week, the FRANCE 24 Debate heads to Nigeria for a special edition. From the fight against Boko Haram to the battle against corruption and poverty, Muhammadu Buhari, the new...

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