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The World This Week - 29 August 2014

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Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

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France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

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Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

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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

Policy Fellow for the Middle East and North Africa Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations

Jonathan PARIS

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

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2014-08-28 WHO

How to Stop Ebola: WHO Says Cases Could Exceed 20,000 (part 2)

Do you put West Africa under quarantine? As Ebola spreads, with Air France and British Airways both halting flights to Freetown's Lungi Airport, the argument is raging between...

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2014-08-28 Guinea Conakry

How to Stop Ebola: WHO Says Cases Could Exceed 20,000

Do you put West Africa under quarantine? As Ebola spreads, with Air France and British Airways both halting flights to Freetown's Lungi Airport, the argument is raging between...

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2014-08-06 China

US-Africa summit: Obama unveils $33 billion US investment plan for Africa

Over the past decade, sub-Saharan African countries have seen a staggering level of growth. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the US has been holding an unprecedented summit,...

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2014-08-27 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War

After 51 days of war, both Israel's government and Hamas are claiming victory. A fledgling Hamas movement got a much-needed boost to its credentials as a resistance movement and...

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2014-08-27 Israel

What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War (part 2)

After 51 days of war, both Israel's government and Hamas are claiming victory. A fledgling Hamas movement got a much-needed boost to its credentials as a resistance movement and...

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