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Latest update : 2014-03-11

Saudi Arabia's diplomatic shift: Is Riyadh really changing tack on Syria and Iraq? (part 2)

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.

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Ardavan AMIR ASLANI

International Lawyer

Olivier DA LAGE

RFI Journalist

Haytham MANNA

President, Scandinavian Institute for Human Rights

Faisal Al YAFAI

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2014-10-22 DR Congo

Rape as a weapon of war: How to stop impunity in eastern Congo? (part 2)

One person can make a difference in the fight to stop mass rape in conflict zones. François Picard’s panel includes a colleague of Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, who has...

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2014-10-22 DR Congo

Rape as a weapon of war: How to stop impunity in eastern Congo?

One person can make a difference in the fight to stop mass rape in conflict zones. François Picard’s panel includes a colleague of Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, who has...

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2014-10-21 crime

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime? (part 2)

A five-year sentence; at least eight months behind bars before early release. South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced in Pretoria after a trial that...

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2014-10-21 Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime?

A five-year sentence - he'll spend at least eight months behind bars before early release. South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced in Pretoria after a...

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2014-10-20 Barack Obama

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds (part 2)

On Sunday, the Pentagon announced weapons and medical deliveries to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The following day, Turkey's foreign minister announced...

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