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The World This Week - July 25th, 2014

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Halal tourism on the rise

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ENCORE!

Tunisia's Carthage International Festival turns 50

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

WWI Centenary: the battle for Verdun

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THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

When big companies want to do good

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FOCUS

Many Turks angry over Syrian refugee situation

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ENCORE!

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday : The Best of the Bard

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BUSINESS DAILY

The Tour de France, a PR machine

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IN THE PAPERS

Coverage of the third plane crash in one week - from France, Algeria and Burkina Faso

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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.

DEBATE

DEBATE

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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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