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Former Saudi intelligence chief: 'Bashar al-Assad is the biggest terrorist'

Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former head of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence service and an influential member of the Saudi royal family, speaks to FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman.

On the Syrian conflict, Prince Turki says "the situation in Syria is a tragedy and the world community, for the past five years, has failed to stop that tragedy from continuing". He expresses doubts about the upcoming peace talks in Geneva. In his opinion, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "is the biggest terrorist" and as such should be kept away from the negotiating table just like the Islamic State group.

He also comments on relations with Iran, the conflict in Yemen and Saudi foreign policy.

By Marc PERELMAN

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2017-10-13 Business

IMF chief: 'It’s the first time in a decade that we have such a strong recovery'

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), spoke to FRANCE 24 during the annual meetings of her institution and the World Bank in Washington....

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2017-10-11 nuclear Iran

Iran nuclear deal: What happens if Trump decertifies agreement?

Trita Parsi is a Middle East foreign policy expert. He is also the founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, which advised both the Obama administration and...

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2017-10-05 Middle East

Turkish FM: 'Barzani is risking the future of the Kurds in Iraq'

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said the Kurdish authorities' decision to hold a referendum on independence was a "grave mistake" that...

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2017-10-05 Europe

'The refugee crisis was for Europe what 9/11 was for the United States'

Ivan Krastev is the chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He is an expert on European...

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2017-09-30 Middle East

Women's rights in Saudi Arabia: Gearing up for change?

Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia announced that the driving ban for women will finally be lifted next June. But the system of guardianship still holds Saudi women back, for...

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