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Abbas Araghchi, Iranian deputy foreign minister

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Ed Husain, Author of 'The Islamist'

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Pakistan Protests: Democracy put to the test

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Pakistan: Imran Khan, from the cricket field to politics

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Is Carla Bruni against a political comeback for Sarkozy?

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Latest update : 2012-12-04

Ai Weiwei, Chinese dissident artist

Chinese artist and cyber-dissident Ai Weiwei speaks to France 24's Henry Morton about his illegal detention in 2011. Today, he considers himself "quite free", even if he can’t leave the Chinese territory. He stresses the opportunities that internet offers when it comes to expressing oneself as an artist and individual. Finally, he warns against expecting anything from the new Chinese leadership, so long as artists are considered enemies.

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2014-09-02 Iran

Abbas Araghchi, Iranian deputy foreign minister

In an exclusive interview with France 24, Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi discusses the progress of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme. He says that both sides -...

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2014-09-02 Syria

Ed Husain, Author of 'The Islamist'

The Islamic State organisation threatens to redraw the borders of the Middle East and impose a brutal and extreme version of Islam on the lands that it conquers. What needs to be...

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2014-08-30 diplomacy

Simon Serfaty, US foreign policy specialist

Barack Obama was elected to get the US out of wars; not start them. Hence his reluctance - shared by many of his fellow Americans - to jump head-first into every cauldron of...

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2014-08-27 Arnaud Montebourg

Historian Jean Garrigues: 'For the first time, Hollande knows what he is doing'

For the second time in six months, François Hollande, sinking in the polls and under fire from all sides, has revamped his government. Faced with a schism within his cabinet, the...

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2014-08-18 South Sudan

Guillaume Foliot, Deputy Director, World Food Programme in Burma

To mark World Humanitarian Day, the deputy director of the World Food Programme in Burma, Guillaume Foliot, analyses the action taken by this UN agency. South Sudan, Syria, Iraq...

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