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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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2015-05-06 Muslims

Crossing a red line: French mayor slammed for profiling Muslim students

French police have questioned the mayor of a southern town over his claims that he's been tracking how many Muslim children attend its schools. The move is seen as illegal and...

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2015-05-06 elections

Down to the wire: UK election poll shows main parties neck and neck

We are down to the wire with Britain set to elect a new government on Thursday. An FT poll shows that British Conservatives and Labour are neck and neck at 34 percent. This...

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 2)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 1)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-04 defence

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 2)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend...

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