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Latest update : 2017-06-06

Engulfed: How far will Qatar row go? (part 1)

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are leading a group of seven nations severing ties with Qatar, officially for sponsoring terrorism. Critics call it a pretext and payback for the tiny Emirate's global ambitions, including Al Jazeera television, an open door to Iran, and support for the Muslim Brotherhood. How far will it go? And is there any link to US President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia only two weeks ago?

Click here for PART TWO. 

Produced by Michele BARBERO, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Firas MAKSAD

Director, Arabia Foundation

Antoine HALFF

Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Rula JEBREAL

Professor, American University of Rome

Ardavan AMIR ASLANI

Author, "Saudi Arabia: From Influence to Decadence"

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2017-09-21 independence

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

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As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

Burma and the Rohingyas: UN body accuses authorities of ethnic cleansing

“A textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, says the UN's top human rights official. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Burma in the past fortnight for neighbouring Bangladesh after...

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