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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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2016-09-22 Nicolas Maduro

Immovable Maduro: How to fix Venezuela? (part 2)

Is the recall referendum against Venezuela's president still worth it? The electoral commission is making sure the vote can only take place next year, which means there will be...

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2016-09-22 Nicolas Maduro

Immovable Maduro: Uphill battle in bid to remove Venezuela’s president (part 1)

Is the recall referendum against Venezuela's president still worth it? The electoral commission is making sure the vote can only take place next year, which means there will be...

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2016-09-21 Black Lives Matter movement

Don't Shoot: Another US police shooting of an African-American (part 1)

Eight years ago, the US elected a black president. Barack Obama never promised to eliminate racism overnight, but so many believed that his election was a milestone on the road...

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2016-09-21 African-American

Don't Shoot: Race relations in the United States (part 2)

Eight years ago, the US elected a black president. Barack Obama never promised to eliminate racism overnight, but so many believed that his election was a milestone on the road...

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2016-09-20 United Nations

So Much For Diplomacy: Aid under fire and no end to war in sight (part 1)

They couldn't wait to restart the bombing. Syrian government forces ignored US-Russia truce talks and hit rebel positions near Aleppo, including - volunteers say - an aid convoy...

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