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Latest update : 2013-02-04

David W. Lesch, Professor of Middle East History

This week, UN-Arab League special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi warned the UN Security Council that Syria is "breaking up before everyone's eyes". To discuss this issue and what the future holds for the Assad regime, Marc Perelman speaks to David W. Lesch, Professor of Middle East History at Trinity University and author of "Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad".

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2015-07-04 racism

History’s worst tragedies: Would you have resisted?

Alain Chouraqui is the editor of a new book published in French, "Pour Resister", which loosely translates as "How to Resist". It draws on the lessons of past atrocities in the...

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2015-07-01 Islamic State (IS) group

'IS group's caliphate is here to stay'

One year ago, the Islamic State organisation seized control of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. Since then, the terror group has taken control of another major Iraqi city,...

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2015-06-30 Iran

'There is reason to be optimistic' on Iran nuclear talks

Representatives of Iran and six world powers are in Vienna in a bid to finalise a nuclear deal. This follows 20 months of negotiations between Tehran and the P5+1. Trita Parsi,...

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2015-06-30 Iraq

The head of Iraq's Iranian-backed forces fighting IS group

FRANCE 24 meets Hadi al-Ameri, the head of the Iran-backed forces battling the Islamic State (IS) group - known locally as "Daesh" - in northern Iraq.

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2015-06-27 Google

EU Competition Commissioner says 'protecting integrity of single market'

Margrethe Vestager is the European Commissioner for Competition. Since taking office a little less than seven months ago, she has outlined antitrust probes against a series of...

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