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

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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

Our guests

Emma SULEIMAN

Former spokesperson for the Syrian National Council

Jean-Marie FARDEAU

Director, HRW France

Elie HATEM

Professor at the Free Faculty of Law in Paris

Joshua LANDIS

Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma

Nabih BULOS

Special Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in the Middle East

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2015-01-28 elections

New Escalation: Cross-Border Shelling Between Israel, Lebanon (part 2)

There's another fire to put out in the Middle East. Israel has responded to a Hezbollah rocket attack that hit a convoy by firing at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon....

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2015-01-28 Lebanon

New Escalation: Cross-Border Shelling Between Israel, Lebanon (part 1)

There's another fire to put out in the Middle East. Israel has responded to a Hezbollah rocket attack that hit a convoy by firing at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon....

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2015-01-27 Barack Obama

Obama in Saudi Arabia: Oil diplomacy triumphs in face of human rights abuses (part 2)

Barack Obama has cut short a three-day trip to India to pay respects to the new monarch of Saudi Arabia after the death of King Abdullah. The high-powered delegation includes a...

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2015-01-27 oil

Obama in Saudi Arabia: Oil diplomacy triumphs in face of human rights abuses (part 1)

Barack Obama has cut short a three-day trip to India to pay respects to the new monarch of Saudi Arabia after the death of King Abdullah. The high-powered delegation includes a...

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2015-01-26 eurozone

Greece takes on Europe: Historic elections rock status quo (part 1)

An historic election for Greece, a pivotal moment for Europe. Alex Tsipras's far-left Syriza party has blown open the mainstream parties' decades-long lock on power. Despite...

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