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Syria, Turkey and Yemen

13/06/2011 9:00 am

Syria uprising

In today's Middle East Analysis, Dr Harry Hagopian brings us up to speed with the on-going struggles and turmoil in the MENA region. We start by looking at the deteriorating situation in Syria with thousands of refugees fleeing into Turkey after a military crackdown in the northern town of Jisr al-Shughour.

We also look at Yemen and the current state of play. President Ali Abdullah Saleh is undergoing medical treatment in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for wounds suffered in an attack on his palace earlier this month - is there a power vacuum?

Finally we look at Bahrain, the lifting of emergency laws and a potentially significant court case.

There is also a regional round-up examining the situation in Libya, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.

Dr Hagopian is an international lawyer and consultant to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales on the Middle East. He's also a former Assistant General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches and Executive Secretary of the Jerusalem Inter-Church Committee.

Duration: 33m 28s

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Middle East Analysis: MENA 7

In this Middle East Analysis, we look at the deteriorating situation in Syria with thousands of refugees fleeing into Turkey, the current state of play in Yemen and the lifting of emergency laws in Bahrain. There is also a regional round-up.   mena7.mp3 12.28 MB