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New US sanctions on Iran: Trump ups pressure after exiting nuclear deal

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Zambia accused of illegal handover of Zimbabwean opposition figure

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#MyCameraIsMyWeapon campaign takes on Iran's mandatory hijab law

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Headed for war? Israel-Gaza conflict flares despite truce talks

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THE DEBATE

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

Latest update : 2014-05-15

No Stopping Assad? Fresh Claims of Chemical Weapons Use by Damascus

Three years and 150,000 deaths later, there seems to be no stopping a Syrian president whose forces can shrug off fresh allegations of pipe bombs and nerve gas. After all, the West is preoccupied elsewhere with Ukraine, and is in no mood to open a new front against Syria's backers Iran and Russia. But has the pendulum swung for good in favour of Assad? And with talk of red lines a distant memory, can he simply ignore the West?

By François PICARD

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2018-08-09 Eve IRVINE

Headed for war? Israel-Gaza conflict flares despite truce talks

Violence erupted again this week, with dozens of rockets fired into Israel and scores of Israeli military strikes on Gaza. A long-range rocket landed in Beersheba, the first time...

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2018-08-08 Eve IRVINE

Argentina abortion bill: Country braces for historic vote to legalise abortion

Senators in Argentina are debating whether or not to legalise abortion in all cases up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Currently, it’s only allowed if the fetus is deformed, the woman...

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2018-08-08 Eve IRVINE

Colombia's Ivan Duque : What are the new president's plans for the peace deal?

Ivan Duque has just been being sworn in as President of Colombia. The 42-year-old is known for his close ties to former head of state Alvaro Uribe and campaigned on a promise to...

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2018-08-07 Eve IRVINE

US sanctions on Iran: useful tool or dangerous decision?

As the US reimposes sanctions on Iran, our guests, Behnam Taleblu, Research Fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Abbas Kadhim, Senior Policy Fellow at John Hopkins...

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2018-08-03 Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

Racist attacks in Italy: Is xenophobia on the rise?

In Italy, several racially motivated attacks have occurred in recent weeks. As well as the anonymous incidents that take place daily, public figures have been victims too:...

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