Roundtable

Paying for hostages

To pay or not to pay? Should governments save kidnap victims by paying ransoms? Or does it just encourage terror groups to take more captives? Scores of kidnapped girls were suddenly released last week by Nigerian militants Boko Haram. Nigeria's government denied a ransom was paid for their freedom. But why the concerns about ransoms? Isn't it a price worth paying to save lives? Or does it just prove to militants their methods work? Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it's about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World.

Does negotiating with terrorists work?

Does negotiating with terrorists work?

Paying for hostages

Paying for hostages

Nigeria Kidnapping: Boko Haram releases 101 Dapchi schoolgirls

Nigeria Kidnapping: Boko Haram releases 101 Dapchi schoolgirls

Suspected Boko Haram fighters released after years of detention

Suspected Boko Haram fighters released after years of detention

Why does Germany need new coal mines?

Why does Germany need new coal mines?

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Davos: The decline of globalisation?

Is Britain trying to ban strikes?

Is Britain trying to ban strikes?

Are the Elgin Marbles finally heading home?

Are the Elgin Marbles finally heading home?

Is Germany’s new defence minister up to the job?

Is Germany’s new defence minister up to the job?

Andrew Tate: What fuels influencers like him?

Andrew Tate: What fuels influencers like him?

Pension reform controversy in France

Pension reform controversy in France

Could tanks be a game changer for Ukraine?

Could tanks be a game changer for Ukraine?

Israel-Palestine: China more vocal as Europe remains silent?

Israel-Palestine: China more vocal as Europe remains silent?

EU's China COVID-19 Crackdown

EU's China COVID-19 Crackdown

Prince Harry's revelations

Prince Harry's revelations

Was 2022 the year of quiet quitting?

Was 2022 the year of quiet quitting?

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