Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

Search of Air Algerie crash site continues

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Sarkozy, Hollande and the scooter wars

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Confusion online over Air Algérie flight

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014

Read more

REPORTERS

Halal tourism on the rise

Read more

ENCORE!

Tunisia's Carthage International Festival turns 50

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

WWI Centenary: the battle for Verdun

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

When big companies want to do good

Read more

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

DEBATE

DEBATE

Latest update : 2014-03-11

Saudi Arabia's diplomatic shift: Is Riyadh really changing tack on Syria and Iraq?

Beyond leading a Gulf States recall of ambassadors to Qatar, why has Riyadh branded as terrorist organisations both the Doha-backed Muslim Brotherhood and the Iraq and Syria-based Sunni extremist groups Al Nusra Front and ISIS? François Picard’s panel argues over the timing, what with a possible détente between the West and Shiite Iran and the US president's visit to Riyadh later this month.

Our guests

Faisal Al YAFAI

Journalist for Abu Dhabi-based Newspaper 'The National'

Haytham MANNA

President, Scandinavian Institute for Human Rights

Olivier DA LAGE

RFI Journalist

Ardavan AMIR ASLANI

International Lawyer

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2014-07-24 Israeli politics

Gaza: A Truce At All Costs?

No truce without a broader deal - that was the position late Wednesday of Hamas' exiled leader. But after 17 days of raids on Gaza, Palestinians are paying a heavy price, with...

Read more

2014-07-23 Nigeria

Nigeria: One Hundred Days and Counting (part 2)

And on the 100th day, Nigeria's president met with the families of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls. So what's happened in the 99 days in between? There have been...

Read more

2014-07-23 Africa

Nigeria: One Hundred Days and Counting

And on the 100th day, Nigeria's president met with the families of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls. So what's happened in the 99 days in between? There have been...

Read more

2014-07-22 Ukraine

MH17: Punishing Putin? (part two)

What is the right response to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 over eastern Ukraine? After the air disaster, five days of acrimony and confusion ensued at the...

Read more

2014-07-22 Russia

MH17: Punishing Putin?

What is the right response to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 over eastern Ukraine? After the air disaster, five days of acrimony and confusion ensued at the...

Read more