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Latest update : 2013-07-17

Syria conflict: a civil war within a civil war? (part 2)

The bloodbath continues in Syria, where 5,000 people are dying every month, according to the United Nations. As Bashar al-Assad tightens his grip on Syrian cities in the west of the country, the rebel movement is becoming more fractious with an escalating power struggle between moderates and hardline Islamists. Annette Young and her panel discuss whether foreign countries should arm the rebels and what happened to the Geneva conference.

  • William JORDAN, Former State Department official stationed in Damascus;
  • Oleg KOBTZEFF, Professor at the American University of Paris, Spécialist of Russia and the geopolitics of the Mediterranean;
  • Martin CHULOV, The Guardian Middle East Correspondent;
  • Majid RAFIZADEH, Syrian Iranian Political Analyst and lecturer at Oxford University.

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    Programme prepared and produced by David Boratav, Mary Colombel and Diaraye Bah

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2015-01-28 Hassan Nasrallah

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 2)

There's another fire to put out in the Middle East. Israel has responded to a Hezbollah rocket attack that hit a convoy by firing at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon....

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2015-01-28 Lebanon

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 1)

There's another fire to put out in the Middle East. Israel has responded to a Hezbollah rocket attack that hit a convoy by firing at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon....

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2015-01-27 Barack Obama

Obama in Saudi Arabia: Oil diplomacy triumphs in face of human rights abuses (part 2)

Barack Obama has cut short a three-day trip to India to pay respects to the new monarch of Saudi Arabia after the death of King Abdullah. The high-powered delegation includes a...

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2015-01-27 oil

Obama in Saudi Arabia: Oil diplomacy triumphs in face of human rights abuses (part 1)

Barack Obama has cut short a three-day trip to India to pay respects to the new monarch of Saudi Arabia after the death of King Abdullah. The high-powered delegation includes a...

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2015-01-26 eurozone

Greece takes on Europe: Historic elections rock status quo (part 1)

An historic election for Greece, a pivotal moment for Europe. Alex Tsipras's far-left Syriza party has blown open the mainstream parties' decades-long lock on power. Despite...

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