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Latest update : 2017-10-30

'Sky's the limit' for Saudi women, kingdom's first female spokesperson says

Fatimah Baeshen is Saudi Arabia's first female spokesperson, who was recently appointed at the country's embassy in Washington. With the Saudi crown prince advocating a "moderate Islam", the first changes seem to be directed at women's rights, such as the recent announcement that Riyadh will lift the driving ban on women. Fatimah Baeshen tells FRANCE 24 what's next for women's rights in the conservative kingdom.

By Sanam SHANTYAEI

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2018-11-15 The F24 Interview

Costa Rica's president on climate change, migration and Nicaragua

Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado, who took office in May, has granted a wide-ranging interview to FRANCE 24. Costa Rica -- a world leader in fighting climate change -- aims...

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2018-11-14 The F24 Interview

US Supreme Court Justice Breyer urges Americans to 'participate in public life'

More than a month after Brett Kavanaugh's controversial confirmation to the US Supreme Court, one of its other nine members, Justice Stephen Breyer, sat down with FRANCE 24. A...

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2018-11-14 The F24 Interview

Venezuelan 'tyrant' must be isolated, Colombia's Duque tells FRANCE 24

Colombian President Ivan Duque, who took office in August, has granted an exclusive interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI. He focused in particular on the situation in neighbouring...

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2018-11-13 The F24 Interview

'Iran has shown patience and continues to be part of nuclear deal'

Kamal Kharrazi is the head of Iran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a foreign policy advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In an interview with...

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2018-11-12 The F24 Interview

IMF, World Bank chiefs call for 'new multilateralism'

FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman speaks to IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim about the need for a new, more inclusive multilateralism that...

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