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Latest update : 2014-04-22

Syria Bombs and Ballots: Presidential Election Announced as Civil War Rages On

Four French hostages are now back in France after 10 months in captivity in Syria. Edouard Elias, Didier François, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres were welcomed back on the tarmac of a military airport near Paris by French President François Hollande and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. On the ground in Syria, meanwhile, the date for the next presidential election has been announced. But exactly who will be able, or allowed, to vote in the middle of a 4-year-old civil war?

By Mark OWEN

Our guests

Emma SULEIMAN

Former spokesperson for the Syrian National Council

Ayssar MIDANI

Board member, Coordination for the Defence of the National Syrian Sovereignty

Myriam BENRAAD

Research Associate, CERI Science Po

Jonathan PARIS

Middle East Analyst and Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council of the United States

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2016-08-30 François Hollande

France Ambassadors Conference: Hollande outlines foreign policy priorities (part 1)

Just how relevant is France on the global stage? This Tuesday, President Francois Hollande gave his annual address to the French diplomatic corps, outlining the country's stance...

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2016-08-29 Colombia

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 1)

Have the guns gone silent for good in Colombia, or is it too soon to celebrate the end of Latin America's longest conflict? The government deal with the FARC in Havana was hailed...

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2016-08-29 guerrilla

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 2)

Have the guns gone silent for good in Colombia, or is it too soon to celebrate the end of Latin America's longest conflict? The government deal with the FARC in Havana was hailed...

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2016-08-25 Burqa

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

Identity politics have hit the beach this summer. After burkini bans in seaside resorts, France's highest administrative chamber is hearing arguments against the measures. But...

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2016-08-25 Burqa

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 2)

Identity politics have hit the beach this summer. After burkini bans in seaside resorts, France's highest administrative chamber is hearing arguments against the measures. But...

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