Iran’s election authorities have excluded former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, a top aide of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, from the country’s June 14 presidential ballot.
Latest update: 13/01/2011
France in the firing line (Part 2)
After the shooting death of two French citizens kidnapped in Niger, François Picard’s panel looks at Paris’ decision to go after the hostage-takers, why France is such a target for Al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgents, and the consequences of a permanent security threat on the poor, landlocked nation of Niger.
- Ariane KIRTLEY, Founder and director, Amman Imman: Water is Life (NGO)
- Marc PERELMAN, France 24 French politics editor
- Dr. Walid PHARES, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies (By satellite from Washington)
- David LEWIS, Dakar Correspondent for Reuters (By phone from Dakar)
Programme produced by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song.