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Newshour: Syria receives S-300

this afternoon (monday 24th), 2.36-2.45pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

Russia will within weeks supply Syria with a new anti-aircraft missile system to boost its air defences, just a week after Syrian forces accidentally shot down a Russian military plane.“

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter sarah rainsford
• former brig gen assaf orion, institute for national security studies, tel aviv


WU/Newshour/OS: Russia blames Israel

today (tuesday 18th), 10.33-10.35am, 2.24-2.29pm, and 4.10-4.14pm, on bbc world service radio
world update (presented by dan damon), newshour (presented by razia iqbal), and bbc os (presented by nuala mcgovern) lead with …

Russia says Syria shot down one of its military planes but it blames Israel.”

including interviews with …
• reporter liz sly of the washington post
• bbc reporter martin patience
• bbc reporter uri vendic

Wtw: Syria & Iran

this morning (sunday 29th), 1.11-1.16am (repeated from 9.11am yesterday), on bbc world service radio
the world this week (presented by shaun ley) includes…

Israel shoots down a Syrian jet fighter – but it’s Iran that’s really in its sights

including interview with …
• bbc reporter martin patience

Newshour/Twt: Syrian plane destroyed

today (tuesday 24th), 2.16-2.19pm, and 9.36-9.45pm, on bbc world service radio, and 10.33-10.36pm, on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by julian marshall and tim franks) and the world tonight (presented by chris mason) include …

“Israel says it has shot down a Syrian warplane which it intercepted flying over the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• analyst julian barnes-dacey
• analyst kamal alam

Newshour: spy Eli Cohen

this afternoon (sunday 8th), 1.43-1.49pm (repeated 9.51pm), on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

”Now we turn to the story of a wrist-watch which this week was returned to the family of its owner more than half a century after he was killed. He was legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen.”


Newshour: Syrian refugees

this afternoon (wednesday 4th), 2.45-2.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

”A few days ago, Israel’s hard-line defence minster, Avigdor Lieberman, said on social media that while Israel was prepared to continue to offer humanitarian assistance to civilians, it wouldn’t accept any Syrian refugees. Well, one man calling for a change in that policy is Peter Lerner.”

including interview with …
• former idf spokesman, lt-col peter lerner

Sectarianism in Syria

this afternoon (thursday 31st), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
sectarianism (presented by edward stourton, with • professor fawaz gerges, • professor madawi al-rasheed, and • professor anoush ehteshami) (4th of 5 episodes in the how syria changed the world series) includes …

“In early May, the Israeli military authoriites ordered the opening of bomb shelters on the Golan Heights, and on the night of May 9th/10th, Israelis launched their biggest attacks yet on Iranian positions inside Syria.”


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