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The Murder of Boris Nemtsov: Who Killed Charismatic Opposition Figure?

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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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2015-03-02 Assassinations

The Murder of Boris Nemtsov: Who Killed Charismatic Opposition Figure? (part two)

Who killed Boris Nemtsov? Tens of thousands turned out Sunday in Moscow and elsewhere to pay tribute to the onetime heir to Boris Yeltsin. Nemtsov may have since become one of...

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2015-03-02 Russia

The Murder of Boris Nemtsov: Who Killed Charismatic Opposition Figure?

Who killed Boris Nemtsov? Tens of thousands turned out Sunday in Moscow and elsewhere to pay tribute to the onetime heir to Boris Yeltsin. Nemtsov may have since become one of...

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2015-02-26 Internet

Are Airbnb and Uber creating a 'black economy'? (part 2)

Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky takes the French capital by storm while officials spell out the objections of tax collectors, affordable housing advocates and hoteliers outraged...

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2015-02-26 Internet

Are Airbnb and Uber creating a 'black economy'? (part 1)

Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky takes the French capital by storm while officials spell out the objections of tax collectors, affordable housing advocates and hoteliers outraged...

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2015-02-25 banking

Swissleaks and the banks (part 2)

HSBC's CEO goes into a House of Commons hearing with the law on his side when it comes to the Swiss account he opened for bonus payments. But it's hard times for the world's...

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