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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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2016-12-01 Europe

Europe's next worry: High stakes in Italy constitutional referendum (part 1)

It's another day of reckoning for Europe this coming Sunday as Italians head to the polls to decide whether or not to reform their post-war constitution. A "No" vote could...

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2016-12-01 Austria

Europe's next worry: Populist surge ahead of votes in Italy, Austria (part 2)

It's another day of reckoning for Europe this coming Sunday as Italians head to the polls to decide whether or not to reform their post-war constitution. A "No" vote could...

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2016-11-30 Middle East

All over in Aleppo? Brutal offensive triggers mass exodus (part 1)

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2016-11-30 Aleppo

All over in Aleppo? Trump transition adds to Syria uncertainty (part 2)

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2016-11-29 Asia-pacific

Scandal in Seoul: South Korean President Park offers to resign (part 1)

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