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A Lebanese prison 'run by Islamists', and children tear-gassed in Kenya

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Pegida, the movement dividing Germany

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Latest update : 2014-04-18

Algeria: What's the Choice? Incumbent Bouteflika Votes in Wheelchair (part 2)

Abdelaziz Bouteflika may get easily re-elected. Nonetheless, most Algerians will tell you that today's presidential election marks a new and perhaps more uncertain era. The 77-year-old Bouteflika cast his ballot from a wheelchair, after appearing not even once on his own campaign trail. So, how long can frustration over corruption and red tape simmer before it spills into the political arena? And what role for the heirs of the Islamists whose victory was thwarted two decades ago?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Mansouria MOKHEFI

Special Advisor, Middle East and North Africa Programme at IFRI

Madjid SI HOCINE

Secretary General of the Franco-Algeria Forum

Hamza HAMOUCHENE

Algerian activist and founding member of Algeria Solidarity Campaign

Malika AKROUF

Former UNDP Representative and former United Nations Coordinator

Catherine NORRIS TRENT

France 24 Journalist

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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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