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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

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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

Research Associate, CERI Science Po

Jonathan PARIS

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

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2017-03-23 London

Westminster attack: What response to parliament rampage? (part 2)

May it never become the new normal. The rampage that has left four dead and scores injured at Westminster follows the ones in Nice and Berlin. This time, it was the beacon of...

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2017-03-23 London

Westminster attack: What response to parliament rampage? (part 1)

May it never become the new normal. The rampage that has left four dead and scores injured at Westminster follows the ones in Nice and Berlin. This time, it was the beacon of...

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2017-03-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

Five-Way Showdown: Will first debate impact French presidential race? (part 1)

It was a spectacle unseen in previous French presidential races: lively exchanges but no knockout punches in a five-way candidates’ debate. The over three-hour long event served...

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2017-03-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

Five-Way Showdown: Will first debate impact French presidential race? (part 2)

It was a spectacle unseen in previous French presidential races: lively exchanges but no knockout punches in a five-way candidates’ debate. The over three-hour long event served...

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2017-03-20 USA

Spies and lies: FBI confirms Russia-Trump campaign probe (part 2)

FBI Director James Comey dropped a bombshell in front of Congressional lawmakers Monday. Comey confirmed his team is investigating links between individuals associated with the...

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