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Exclusive documentary: Syria, the Unfolding Tragedy

Two years after the first demonstrations in Deraa, France 24 presents an exclusive documentary on the roots of the Syrian conflict. Why, after two years of fighting and nearly 70,000 lives lost, is the country still torn apart by war?

We spoke to journalists and analysts as well as Syrian, Iranian, and French officials. Among them are those who rubbed shoulders with dictator Bashar al-Assad as well as those awaiting his collapse.

To former Syrian Vice President Abdel Halim Khaddam, Assad "is a crazy man" who "will suffer the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi", whereas former Iranian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Ahani describes Assad as "a man who cares for his country, his people".

FRANCE 24 Debate: Syria, two years on

By Antoine MARIOTTI

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2014-12-19 Argentina

Argentina: The Kirchner era

The woman dubbed by some the new Eva Perón is a divisive figure. Cristina Kirchner succeeded her husband, Nestor, as president of Argentina back in 2007. A year ahead of...

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2014-02-14 Cameroon

Central African Republic and the 'convoy of hope'

Despite the presence of French troops and an African Union-led peacekeeping force, the situation in the Central African Republic remains extremely volatile. Clashes between the...

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2014-12-12 China

China: An 'Africatown' in Guangzhou

With twelve million inhabitants, Guangzhou, in southern China, is the third largest city after Shanghai and Beijing. Like the rest of globalised China, it attracts people from...

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2014-12-05 France

Do French Jews have reason to fear?

"For the first time in 70 years, France has become a country of Jewish emigration". This is how the Chairman of France’s Central Consistory, Joël Mergui, gloomily sums up the...

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2014-11-28 Lebanon

Lebanon's Shebaa, a village caught in the crossfire

It’s just another small Sunni village in southern Lebanon. But Shebaa, a Hezbollah stronghold on the crossroads of Israel and Syria, is now a flashpoint in a spreading war. With...

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