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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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2014-09-22 Turkey

What's the deal with Turkey? (part 2)

A mass influx of refugees fleeing a jihadist offensive against Syrian Kurds serves as a reminder that for the past three years Turkey has been bearing the brunt of the spillover...

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2014-09-22 Kurds

What's the deal with Turkey?

A mass influx of refugees fleeing a jihadist offensive against Syrian Kurds serves as a reminder that for the past three years Turkey has been bearing the brunt of the spillover...

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2014-09-18 UK

Scotland Referendum: Will They Stay or Will They Go?

This Thursday Scots are answering the simple question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" All day on Thursday there have been long lines outside polling stations as the...

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2014-09-18 French politics

Hollande Press Conference: French President Tackles Record Unpopularity

With the French president's popularity at a record low, and after a vitriolic kiss-and-tell book by former first lady Valérie Trierweiler, François Hollande this Thursday faced...

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2014-09-17 referendum

If Scotland Says 'Aye': Polls Say Indpendence Referendum Too Close to Call

It's too close to call. On Thursday, Scotland decides whether or not to sever ties with London, ties that date back over 300 years. Momentum has swung both ways in the final week...

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