The UN Security Council has voted to authorise the use of force by French and African troops to protect civilians in the Central African Republic. The UN also approved a one-year arms embargo on the country, where rival Muslim and Christian militias have been behind an upsurge in violence.
Latest update: 18/06/2013
Iran's new President: Change you can believe in? (part 2)
The election of Hassan Rohani catches most – but not all – of François Picard’s panel by surprise. Now with sanctions biting and the economy in a tailspin, will the ruling clerics dig in their heels or let the president-elect really reform?
- Mohammad Reza YAZDANPANAH, Freelance Iranian Journalist
- Raymond TANTER, Former Senior Staff Member at the US National Security Council
- Meir JAVEDANFAR, Contemporary Iranian Politics lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya
- Nader HASHEMI, Director for the Centre of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Denver
Programme prepared and produced by Emmanuelle Landais, Mary Colombel, Diaraye Bah