French special forces intervened during an attack on an army barracks Thursday in the town of Agadez in Niger, France's Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says.
Latest update: 13/10/2011
Syrian stories: what strategy against Assad's crackdown?
Longtime human rights advocate Haitham Maleh describes his release from a Damascus jail one week before the uprising, while Syria-watcher Joshua Landis explains – seven months on – why a stalemate still persists.
- Haitham MALEH, Syrian human rights activist;
- Bassam ISHAK, Member of the Syrian National Council;
- Joshua LANDIS, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma; Blogger, syriacomment.com;
- Samir AITA, Editor of the Arabic editions of 'Le Monde Diplomatique'.