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14 Episodes

Controversial Britain-Rwanda asylum bill passed

A new law in Britain aims to send people arriving on small boats to Rwanda to have their asylum claims processed. The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the plan made clear that people who arrived in Britain illegally would not be able to stay. The United Nations says the bill…
23 Apr 10AM 51 min

UNRWA report says agency needs to improve its neutrality

An independent review of the UN's operations in Gaza says it needs to improve its neutrality. We ask the head of the review whether countries that suspended donations because of Israeli allegations should resume them. Also on the programme: US prosecutors have accused Donald Trump of a conspiracy over hush…
22 Apr 5PM 49 min

Head of Israeli military intelligence resigns

The head of Israel's military intelligence has resigned over his role in failing to stop the Hamas attacks on October the seventh. Aharon Haliva is the highest-ranking official to step down over the assault, in which about twelve hundred people were killed and more than two hundred others abducted. He…
22 Apr 9AM 50 min

Bonus: India election special

In a bonus episode from Delhi, James Coomarasamy explores identity and politics in India as the country conducts the world’s biggest election. He’s joined by journalists Divya Arya and Rajesh Joshi.
22 Apr 8AM 33 min

Ecuadorians vote in security referendum

Ecuador's President Daniel Noboa is seeking support for tough measures to tackle gang violence, including plans for armed forces to work alongside police. We hear from Quito on the day of the vote, and ask how one of the safest countries in South America ended up with the region's highest…
21 Apr 4PM 47 min

Can the US aid package to Ukraine slow Russia’s advance?

Ukraine's recent lack of air defence systems has been blamed for Russian forces capturing hundreds more square kilometres of Ukrainian territory. So what difference will the aid make? We speak a defence analyst and get reaction from the capital, Kyiv.Also on the programme: Newshour’s James Coomarasamy asks if India can…
21 Apr 9AM 50 min

US House finally approves military aid for Ukraine

After months of wrangling, US politicians have agreed on a 60-billion-dollar aid package for war-torn Ukraine. We hear reaction from an MP for Ukraine's governing party and a former advisor to the US Republican Party.Also in the programme: the Zambian foreign minister explains why his country is seeking international aid…
20 Apr 5PM 49 min

US Congress expected to approve long-awaited aid for Ukraine

After months of delay, the US House of Representatives is poised to vote on tens of billions of dollars in American military aid for Ukraine and Israel. The aid could reshape Kyiv’s war effort. We hear from Kyiv where every minute counts. Also in the programme: we’ll hear from an…
20 Apr 8AM 49 min

US calls for calm after strike on Iran

Following a presumed Israeli retaliatory strike on Iran, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken joins renewed international calls for de-escalation. Israel has not commented on the attack, which saw projectiles reach deep into Iran. Also on the programme: the US Congress moves closer to approving $60 billion of aid…
19 Apr 5PM 48 min

Presumed Israeli attack on Iran

US officials say Israel hit Iran with a missile overnight on Friday, in what appears to be a retaliatory strike after weeks of escalating tensions between the two countries. There are competing claims about the scale of the attack on the Isfahan region and the extent of any damage, with…
19 Apr 9AM 49 min

Germany summons Russian ambassador over spy allegations

Germany summons Russian ambassador over arrest of two men suspected of spying for Moscow. We’ll ask if Russian espionage activities are spreading across Europe. Also in the programme, Washington reimposes partial sanctions on Venezuela; the animals in David Bowie’s music, but should nature get the royalties?(Photo: Exterior of Russian embassy…
18 Apr 4PM 50 min

Gaza ceasefire talks: Could Qatar walk away?

Qatar is reassessing its role as a mediator between Israel and Hamas, the country's prime minister has said. Qatar has had a key role - along with Egypt and the US - in trying to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and the release of Israeli hostages. We also…
18 Apr 11AM 50 min

Young men flee conscription in Myanmar

As fighting continues between the Burmese military and rebels in Myanmar, young men are fleeing into Thailand to avoid the draft. We have a special report from the Thai border. And we ask why Myanmar's military government has moved the detained former leader Aung San Suu Kyi from prison to…
17 Apr 4PM 47 min