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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

Research Associate, CERI Science Po

Jonathan PARIS

Middle East Analyst and Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council of the United States

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2016-07-28 Democrats (USA)

It's all about Trump: How effective will the Democratic Party campaign be?

There was no doubt that it was Barack Obama's night: the US president joined the list of speakers at the Democratic National Convention calling on voters to throw their support...

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2016-07-27 Truck attack in Nice

Church attack aftermath - France's political fallout: Who stands to benefit?

France has suffered yet another terrorist attack only to be followed by more calls for greater security. In a country now plagued by fear and uncertainty, one thing is becoming...

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2016-07-26 France

France church attack: Priest killed in Normandy, assailants dead

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the latest attack in France in which two attackers invaded a church and killed an 86-year-old priest before being shot and...

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2016-07-25 Democrats (USA)

Democratic Convention: Can the Democrats now unite around Hillary Clinton?

As the Democratic convention starts, the FBI has opened an inquiry after thousands of Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails were leaked. Those emails have led to the...

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2016-07-20 Republicans (USA)

Conventional wisdom: Republicans divided over Trump (part 1)

The day has come. After upsetting the form and blowing away the competition, Donald Trump is officially the Republican nominee for president. So why is it that despite record...

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