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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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2017-04-26 France

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 1)

It's the losers who will determine the winner in France's presidential race. There are various shades of endorsement between those saying they're ready to work with Macron, those...

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2017-04-26 Emmanuel Macron

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 2)

It's the losers who will determine the winner in France's presidential race. There are various shades of endorsement between those saying they're ready to work with Macron, those...

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2017-04-25 Asia-pacific

Trump's best enemy? North Korea in Washington's crosshairs (part 1)

Warnings and threats out of Washington and Pyongyang have become daily occurrences under Donald Trump, to the point where it's easy to wonder if maybe it's all just hot air. Is...

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2017-04-25 Donald Trump

Trump's best enemy? North Korea in Washington's crosshairs (part 2)

Warnings and threats out of Washington and Pyongyang have become daily occurrences under Donald Trump, to the point where it's easy to wonder if maybe it's all just hot air. Is...

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2017-04-24 Emmanuel Macron

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented choice in French presidential election (part 1)

For the first time since World War II, neither the main centre-left or centre-right parties in France will be on the ballot. Instead it's far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen...

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