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Latest update : 2013-03-05

Questions over fate of al Qaeda's no. 2 in Africa

One of al Qaeda's most wanted men has allegedly been killed in Mali. What does it mean for the jihadist group? And what impact will it have on those 15 French hostages currently being held by al Qaeda operatives in the region?

  • Dougoukolo KONARE. Malian Researcher, Paris Descartes University;
  • William JORDAN. Former Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy in Algiers;
  • Omar ASHOUR. Director, MA Programme in Middle East Studies, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter (from London);
  • Richard YUNG. Senator, French Socialist Party.

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Produced by Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Marie-France Manrique.

By Anelise Borges

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2017-10-19 Europe

Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

Since 10 am local time, Spain has entered unchartered waters. Madrid's deadline for Catalonia's leader to renounce independence has come and gone. So what will Madrid do now?...

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2017-10-18 Asia-pacific

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

Xi Jinping has been showing the rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's set to further consolidate his grip on...

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

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