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Latest update : 2014-05-15

No Stopping Assad? Fresh Claims of Chemical Weapons Use by Damascus (part 2)

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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2014-09-23 air strikes

Strikes Over Syria

US-led forces have struck in Syria, reportedly killing dozens of people. Targets included the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in the north of the country, with Arab states also taking...

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2014-09-22 Turkey

What's the deal with Turkey? (part 2)

A mass influx of refugees fleeing a jihadist offensive against Syrian Kurds serves as a reminder that for the past three years, Turkey has been bearing the brunt of the spillover...

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2014-09-22 Kurds

What's the deal with Turkey?

A mass influx of refugees fleeing a jihadist offensive against Syrian Kurds serves as a reminder that for the past three years, Turkey has been bearing the brunt of the spillover...

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2014-09-18 UK

Scotland Referendum: Will They Stay or Will They Go?

This Thursday Scots are answering the simple question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" All day on Thursday there have been long lines outside polling stations as the...

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2014-09-18 French politics

Hollande Press Conference: French President Tackles Record Unpopularity

With the French president's popularity at a record low, and after a vitriolic kiss-and-tell book by former first lady Valérie Trierweiler, François Hollande this Thursday faced...

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