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Kurdish independence referendum: What impact on the region?

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Iraqi Kurdistan FM: 'We are determined to go ahead' with independence vote

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Are universities in Pakistan becoming a breeding ground for terrorism?

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Save the Children CEO on Rohingya crisis: 'Children are being shot at'

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British PM expected to make offer to Brussels in upcoming speech

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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.

Latest update : 2013-04-12

Al Qaeda's bid for Syria (part 2)

A victory for Assad? The jihadist Al-Nusra Front's pledge of allegiance to Al Qaeda puts the Syrian opposition and Western powers in a pickle. At the G8 foreign ministers meeting in London, U-S Secretary of State John Kerry is quoted as saying he can make 'no promises' that weapons sent to rebels in Syria won't fall into the wrong hands.

  • Pierre BERTHELOT, Research Associate, Institute for Prospective and Security Studies in Europe
  • Elias WARDE, Member of the Syrian National Council and Member of Syrian Christians for Democracy
  • Abdel Bari ATWAN, Managing Editor, Al Quds Al Arabi (from London)
  • Rania ABOUZEID, Middle East Correspondent, Time (from Beirut)
  • Anna NEISTAT, Associate Director, Program/Emergencies, HRW (from Kilis, Turkey)

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Produced by Valériane Gauthier, Anelise Borges, Christopher Davis.

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2017-09-12 France

Macron's first strike: Will protests derail French labour reform?

It was the first test for France's new president. Turnout may have been light by French standards but trade unions say Tuesday's protests were the first of many against Emmanuel...

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