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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

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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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2014-09-29 International Space Station

Modi in America: India's Prime Minister on Triumphant US Tour

Narendra Modi's makeover from pariah to guest of honour at the White House will cap a triumphant tour that's seen Modi talk to the UN and a sellout crowd at Manhattan's most...

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2014-09-29 demonstrations

Hong Kong Protests: Pro-democracy Movement Gets Global Support

Hong Kong's so-called umbrella protests are snowballing into what's shaping into one of the biggest challenges to Beijing's authority since the Tianamen Square protests of 1989....

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2014-09-25 United Nations

The Answer to Jihadism? (part two)

The French cabinet insists it won't be blackmailed after the beheading of a French tourist in Algeria by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group. Meanwhile, the...

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2014-09-25 Turkey

The Answer to Jihadism?

The French cabinet insists it won't be blackmailed after the beheading of a French tourist in Algeria by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group. Meanwhile, the...

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2014-09-24 United Nations

United Against Jihadists? (part 2)

It’s day two of air strikes in Syria, and a big day of speeches at the United Nations annual assembly. Barack Obama's praise for his coalition partners in the fight against the...

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