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'Saudi Arabia is becoming one-man rule', exiled journalist says

In an interview with FRANCE 24, prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi praised the anti-corruption crackdown undertaken by Saudi Arabia, stressing that the royal family had for decades unduly benefited from it. He warned, however, that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was moving the country towards "one-man rule" and "creating an environment of intimidation and fear".

Jamal Khashoggi said that if the Saudi crown prince, whom he described as the real power in the country, wants to deliver on his promise to usher in a more moderate form of Islam, he should "unplug" the support of Saudi authorities for radical clerics and groups.

He also argued that Saudi Arabia's recent moves in Lebanon have backfired and urged Riyadh to allow Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to return home.

By Marc PERELMAN

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2018-06-18 Americas

'Changing FARC peace deal would be a huge historical error for Colombia'

Humberto de la Calle was head of the Colombian government's negotiating team that reached the 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels. In an interview with FRANCE 24, he discussed his...

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2018-06-15 Sport

Nigeria coach: 'We've managed to build a team that works well together'

As World Cup action continues in Russia, we speak to a globetrotter of international football. Gernot Rohr is a former player for Bayern Munich and Girondins de Bordeaux, plus a...

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2018-06-09 Asia-pacific

'With N. Korea, everything is perfectly sound and rational'

North Korea experts Dorian Malovic and Juliette Morillot have co-written a book in French called "The World According to Kim Jong-un". They have both been to North Korea many...

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2018-06-07 Middle East

Israel's Ehud Barak: 'We must ease the humanitarian situation in Gaza'

In an interview with FRANCE 24, former Israeli PM Ehud Barak reacted to the cancellation of a football match between Israel and Argentina, PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to...

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2018-06-05 Africa

Niger's Issoufou urges countries to 'honour commitments' on migration

In an interview with FRANCE 24 in Paris, Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou discussed migration, the political crisis in Libya and a recent crackdown on protests.

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