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Yezid Sayigh, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut

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Mind the Gender Gap : getting more women into the tech sector

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Latest update : 2014-04-28

Hanan Ashrawi: Palestinian unity deal 'will empower us in our Arab, regional and international relations'

Hanan Ashrawi is a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, and for many years served as national spokesperson during peace talks with Israel. For the Western media, Hanan Ashrawi has been a pundit of choice ever since her performances on ABC's "Nightline" in 1988, when she outshone the future Prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Hanan Ashrawi tells Armen Georgian that Fatah-Hamas reconciliation does not mean the end of peace talks with Israel. But she puts the onus on Israel to engage with the core problems that need to be resolved. Ashrawi outlines the next steps after the national unity deal, and she sounds optimistic about the accord’s ability to boost the Palestinians on the regional and world stages.

By Armen GEORGIAN

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2014-07-23 Benjamin Netanyahu

Yezid Sayigh, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut

Palestinian former negotiator Yezid Sayigh explains why the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip is a dead-end strategy; he also looks at the diplomatic efforts to stop...

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2014-07-21 AIDS

Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director

The United Nations' AIDS programme has just issued a major report which assesses the progress in the fight against the epidemic as well as the lapses that still prevent its...

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2014-07-19 sex abuse

Lieutenant General David Morrison, Australia's Army Chief

Annette Young meets Lt. General David Morrison, the head of the Australian Army who openly and proudly describes himself as a “feminist.” Morrison became a sensation at a London...

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2014-07-16 Mehdi Nemmouche

Gilles de Kerchove, EU counter-terrorism coordinator

More and more European nationals have been joining jihad in Syria, and it is feared that they may plot and stage attacks on European soil upon return. To monitor this terrorist...

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2014-07-14 Islam

Mathieu Guidère, professor of islamic studies, University of Toulouse

The so-called "Arab Spring", which started three years and half ago in Tunisia, brought about political systems. But the societal changes are also interesting to observe....

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