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No End to the Bloodshed in Syria

31/05/2012 7:45 pm

Syria, the Holy Land and Egypt on a map

In today's two-part Middle East Analysis, we join our regular studio guest, Bishops' consultant Dr Harry Hagopian as we focus on the latest developments in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.

Part One

Dr Hagopian analyses the horrors of the Houla massacre in Syria, the discovery of 13 bodies - apparently executed - in the east of the country and UN/Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's recent meeting in Damascus with President Bashar al-Assad.

Is it even possible to discuss Kofi Annan's six-point plan as viable? Will we see an increase in the blue-beret observers in Syria in a last-ditch effort to stop the bloodletting? Should further sanctions be imposed by the international community?

Dr Harry Hagopian discusses these points and more.

The full podcast can be downloaded/played at the top right-hand corner of this page.

Duration: 10m 59s

Part Two

The spotlight for part two falls on the first round of Egypt's presidential elections that took place on 23 and 24 May. The chairman of Egypt's presidential election commission, Farouq Sultan, says the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohammed Morsi and Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq will face a runoff vote on 17 and 18 June.

The full podcast can be downloaded/played at the top right-hand corner of this page.

Duration: 11m 37s

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Audio

MENA 21 - Part One

This podcast sees the Bishops' Middle East consultant Dr Harry Hagopian look at the dire situation in Syria with the horrific Houla massacre and ceaseless bloodletting.   mena21.mp3 4.82 MB
Audio

MENA 21 - Part Two

In part two of this podcast, Bishops' consultant Dr Harry Hagopian looks at the first round of Egypt's presidential elections.   mena21b.mp3 5.09 MB