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Latest update : 2014-04-22

Syria Bombs and Ballots: Presidential Election Announced as Civil War Rages on (part 2)

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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2015-08-04 Barack Obama

The clean power plan: Obama, a climate leader?

Today we're discussing Barack Obama's climate change plan. As the US president unveiled it on Monday, he said "no challenge provides a greater threat to the future of the...

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2013-10-22 Barack Obama

US drone secrecy: Licence to kill?

Barack Obama's favourite weapon, drones, are coming under fire: Washington claims they're the best weapon to fight extremists, but allies say they're fed up and human rights...

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2015-08-03 John Kerry

Kerry Middle East Tour

Today we're discussing John Kerry's visit to Qatar, a visit aimed at reassuring America's Gulf allies over last months nuclear deal with Iran. The US Secretary of State says the...

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2015-07-30 migrants

Europe's blame game: Finger-pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 2)

Just three hours from Paris, the port town of Calais has become a symbol of Europe's worsening migrant crisis. "The Jungle", a series of shanty towns full of desperate migrants...

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2015-07-30 migrants

Europe's blame game: Finger-pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 1)

Just three hours from Paris, the port town of Calais has become a symbol of Europe's worsening migrant crisis. "The Jungle", a series of shanty towns full of desperate migrants...

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