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Nigeria's Historic Election: The Return of Muhammadu Buhari (part 2)

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The rise of Hindu far-right groups

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Rebuilding attacked churches in Niger, and illegal fishing in Iran

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The extraordinary tale of the Egyptian mother who lived as a man

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Strait of Hormuz: a smuggler's paradise

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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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2015-04-01 Boko Haram

Nigeria's Historic Election: The Return of Muhammadu Buhari (part 2)

It was shortly after 5pm local time Tuesday when the sitting president of Africa's most populous nation picked up the phone to concede defeat. Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated...

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2015-04-01 Nigeria

Nigeria's Historic Election: The Return of Muhammadu Buhari (part 1)

It was shortly after 5pm local time Tuesday when the sitting president of Africa's most populous nation picked up the phone to concede defeat. Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated...

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2015-03-31 Iran

Iran deal: Deadline day for nuclear talks (part two)

When the sun rose on Lake Geneva this morning, major obstacles remained, such as disagreements over the monitoring of enrichment research and the pace of lifting sanctions. But...

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2015-03-31 Iran

Iran deal: Deadline day for nuclear talks (part one)

When the sun rose on Lake Geneva this morning, major obstacles remained, such as disagreements over the monitoring of enrichment research and the pace of lifting sanctions. But...

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2015-03-30 Boko Haram

Nigeria: And the winner is... Tense wait for election results (part 2)

A "largely peaceful" vote in Nigeria's closest-ever presidential election - but how about the vote-counting? Both sides are on their guard as Africa's most populous nation waits...

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