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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.

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Latest update : 2013-06-13

Lebanon on edge: Hezbollah and the Syrian spillover

One hour’s drive is all it takes to reach the border with Syria from the seaside in the capital Beirut. But, if the capital seems oblivious to it all, hundreds have been killed and scores more wounded in Lebanon’s second city of Tripoli, where the sectarian divide has long been bitter. François Picard and his panel discuss, from Beirut, whether the spillover from Syria's civil war could push neighbouring Lebanon over the edge.

  • Bassem AL SHAB, Member of parliament, March 14 coalition;
  • Michel de CHADAREVIAN, Head of Diplomatic Relations, Free Patriotic Movement Party;
  • Rania ABOU ZEID, Middle East reporter;
  • Ali FAKHRY, Lebanese activist.

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2016-02-08 Syria

Can she fix it? Merkel and the refugee crisis (part 2)

Angela Merkel is a woman on a deadline. The German chancellor is in Ankara to bargain over billions in aid for refugees pledged by Europe. She needs Turkey and the EU to be...

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2016-02-08 Syria

Can she fix it? Merkel and the refugee crisis (part 1)

Angela Merkel is a woman on a deadline. The German chancellor is in Ankara to bargain over billions in aid for refugees pledged by Europe. She needs Turkey and the EU to be...

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2016-02-04 Syria

From bad to worse? Syria refugee crisis deepens, fighting intensifies (part 2)

On the ground in Syria, the situation is getting worse with news of starvation in besieged villages and the regime intensifying shelling around rebel-held Aleppo with Russian air...

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2016-02-04 Syria

From bad to worse? Syria refugee crisis deepens, fighting intensifies (part 1)

On the ground in Syria, the situation is getting worse with news of starvation in besieged villages and the regime intensifying shelling around rebel-held Aleppo with Russian air...

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2016-02-03 UK

Let's talk Brexit: Cameron defends EU proposal in front of UK parliament (part 2)

Sovereignty seems to be at the heart of what makes Britons tick. Britain wants to play by its own rules but unfortunately for David Cameron, that's not really the idea enshrined...

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