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Latest update : 2014-06-04

Assad's Election: Damascus Stages Vote Amidst Civil War

Last week it was Egypt, today it's Syria where the established order is staging a presidential election. There's precious little doubt of an overwhelming landslide in favour of Bashar al Assad. His supporters argue that even in a fair fight where the whole of that war-torn country could cast ballots, he would still win. The opposition meanwhile claims that this is simple invention, with Assad directly responsible for bombing his own people from the air. What will today's election change?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Ammar ABD RABBO

Franco-Syrian photojournalist

Julien THÉRON

Middle East specialist, University of Versailles

Fahed Ibrahim BACHA

Member of the Union of Syrian Democrats

Mimi AL LAHAM

National Union of Syrian Students

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2014-09-29 India

Modi in America: India's Prime minister on triumphant US tour

Narendra Modi's makeover from pariah to guest of honour at the White House will cap a triumphant tour that's seen the Indian Prime minister talk to the UN and a sell-out crowd at...

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2014-09-29 Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: Pro-democracy movement gets global support

Hong Kong's so-called umbrella protests are snowballing into what's shaping up as one of the biggest challenges to Beijing's authority since the Tiananmen Square protests of...

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2014-09-25 United Nations

The Answer to Jihadism? (part two)

The French cabinet insists it won't be blackmailed after the beheading of a French tourist in Algeria by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group. Meanwhile, the...

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2014-09-25 Turkey

The Answer to Jihadism?

The French cabinet insists it won't be blackmailed after the beheading of a French tourist in Algeria by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group. Meanwhile, the...

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2014-09-24 United Nations

United Against Jihadists? (part 2)

It’s day two of air strikes in Syria, and a big day of speeches at the United Nations annual assembly. Barack Obama's praise for his coalition partners in the fight against the...

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