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Latest update : 2013-09-12

Syria: can diplomacy work?

Russia may already be putting disclaimers on a future Syria chemical weapons resolution, but the prospect of a potential breakthrough at the UN Security Council at least gets the political ball rolling. But as François Picard and his panel discuss, is it too late?

  • William JORDAN, Former State Department Official stationed in Damascus;
  • Anna NEISTAT, Associate director for Program and the Emergencies division, Human Rights Watch;
  • Ahmed NAJI, Syrian opposition activist. Arrested twice in 2011 and 2012;
  • Martin CHULOV, The Guardian Middle East Correspondent;
  • Lucy FIELDER, France 24 Correspondent (from Damascus).
     

Programme prepared and produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Dheepthi Namasivayam and Christopher Davis.

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2014-12-18 Russia

Wrecked Rouble: Putin Defiant as Currency Tumbles (part 2)

The rouble is collapsing, oil prices are plummeting, Western sanctions are biting... but Russia's president is not blinking. At his annual press conference, Vladimir Putin was as...

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2014-12-18 Vladimir Putin

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The rouble is collapsing, oil prices are plummeting, Western sanctions are biting... but Russia's president is not blinking. At his annual press conference, Vladimir Putin was as...

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2014-12-18 Cuba

SPECIAL: US and Cuba Normalise Relations

'Todos somos Americanos'. That was the US President Barack Obama's message as he and Cuban president Raul Castro hailed a new chapter in US relations with Cuba. In simultaneous...

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2014-12-16 attacks

Taliban school massacre: At least 140 dead in Peshawar assault (part 2)

At least 141 pupils and teachers have been killed after the Pakistani Taliban stormed an army-run school in Peshawar. The attack - the worst of its kind in years - is said to be...

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2014-12-16 Pakistan

Taliban school massacre: At least 140 dead in Peshawar assault (part 1)

At least 141 pupils and teachers have been killed after the Pakistani Taliban stormed an army-run school in Peshawar. The attack - the worst of its kind in years - is said to be...

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