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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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2014-11-26 Pope Francis

The Pope's Wake Up Call: How to Kickstart "Haggard" Europe

On his arrival in Strasbourg the Pope received a rousing welcome... before proceeding to roast the EU. Pope Francis used the opportunity to draw attention to rising nationalism...

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2014-11-25 Barack Obama

After Ferguson: What's broken in America?

It was a predictable decision followed by a predictable reaction. Riots in Ferguson, Missouri greeted the grand jury's refusal to issue an indictment against the police officer...

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2014-11-25 Barack Obama

After Ferguson: What's broken in America? (part 2)

It was a predictable decision followed by a predictable reaction. Riots in Ferguson, Missouri greeted the grand jury's refusal to issue an indictment against the police officer...

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2014-11-24 Barack Obama

No deal...yet: Iran nuclear talks extended (part 2)

In the end, it's no deal. At least not this time. Negotiators with Iran were bargaining up to the wire over Tehran's nuclear programme. But in the end, they opted for a...

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2014-11-24 Iran

No deal...yet: Iran nuclear talks extended

In the end, it's no deal. At least not this time. Negotiators with Iran were bargaining up to the wire over Tehran's nuclear programme. But in the end, they opted for a...

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