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June 14, 2013
Posted: 2323 GMT

The Free Syrian Army's spokesman came on the show today to talk about the U.S. promising to help the rebels.

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May 28, 2013
Posted: 2221 GMT

U.S. Senator Menendez was on the show today to talk about his desire to arm rebels in Syria.

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Posted: 2220 GMT

Free Syrian Army media coordinator, Louay Almokdad, came on the show today to discuss the EU lifting the arms embargo and where the ongoing crisis in Syria is headed.

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April 29, 2013
Posted: 2222 GMT

Middle East analyst Robin Wright came on the show today to talk about the ongoing security crisis in Syria.

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April 11, 2013
Posted: 2041 GMT

Ole Solvang, emergencies researcher for Human Rights Watch, came on the show to talk about his organization’s accusations against Syria’s air force.

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January 10, 2013
Posted: 2349 GMT

Lauren Wolfe, Director of Women Under Siege, came on the show today to talk about the staggering statistics that show increasing violence against women in Syria.

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October 22, 2012
Posted: 2158 GMT

A Syrian man and boy ride a horse cart in Aleppo on Thursday.

A very interesting article by Le Figaro’s Edith Bouvier on France’s direct financial support for Syrian civil reconstruction and humanitarian projects. The idea is to give money to civilian groups to help rebuild bakeries, set up medical or collect trash even as the civil war rages on.

According to this article, France has so far sent 1.5 million Euros to fourteen “civilian revolutionary committees” from Aleppo, Damascus, Homs and other hard-hit regions.

This is also interesting because according to this report, France’s ambassador to Syria, Eric Chevallier, travels to within “a few hundred meters of Syria to meet with the representatives of these committees and to give them French help.”

During these meetings, the report goes on to say, the men talk about the unrelenting violence in Syria but also come equipped with reports and a “spreadsheet explaining every expense. For each financial donation, a promise is made to provide a detailed expense reports.”

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October 18, 2012
Posted: 2215 GMT

Lawrence Rubin from Georgia Tech came on the show today and talked about whether sanctions against Syria are making a difference. Listen to who he believes is hurting the most from these sanctions.

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October 11, 2012
Posted: 2115 GMT

In today’s in depth look at Syria we talk to Hugh Pope with the International Crisis Group about the risk of armed conflict between Turkey and Syria. Listen as Pope describes the possibility of these tensions turning into a crisis for Turkey.

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October 10, 2012
Posted: 1731 GMT

Hello everyone,

Today on the show, we will look at the collapse of that huge European aerospace and defense merger between EADS and the UK’s BAE Systems. The $45 billion deal was designed to create a giant to rival U.S. plane maker Boeing. Jim Boulden joins us from London with more on what led to the collapse.

We also bring you the latest on a congressional hearing in Washington looking into the September 11th attack on the American consulate in Benghazi and the deaths of ambassador Chris Stevens and three other U.S. citizens.

Prepared testimony to the House Oversight Committee hearing is expected to show that Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy will address specific criticism by Republicans that authorities were ill-prepared before the Benghazi consulate attack. We’re live in Washington.

Later, an update on the condition of Malala Youssufzai, the brave 14 year old Pakistani activist shot and critically wounded by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education. The assault on Youssufzai had shocked many people, including ordinary Pakistanis. We’re hearing from one of her doctors that her condition is slowly improving after a three-hour operation to remove a bullet from her neck. Reza Sayah will have our report from Islamabad.

We also have new video of a clash between rebels and regime forces in a key town Syria’s Idlib province. Nick Paton Walsh will be live with us from Beirut.

We’ll have all that and the rest of the world’s top news stories, as always.

See you on air!

Hala

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