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Dive deeper into the week's biggest stories from the Middle East and around the world with The National's foreign desk. Nuances are often missed in day-to-day headlines. We go Beyond the Headlines by bringing together the voices of experts and those living the news to provide a clearer picture of the region's shifting political and social landscape.
 
The Newsmakers is TRT World’s flagship current affairs programme, featuring in-depth reports and interviews with the drivers of the biggest stories of the week. Hosted by award-winning journalist Imran Garda, we go to the heart of every issue, offering unfiltered debates, context and commentary that disrupt conventional perspectives on international affairs. We generate discussion, drive the news agenda and demand accountability from people in power. The Newsmakers is an honest and relevant ...
 
Daily world news in clear English. Seven minutes of the most important stories in slow, intermediate English. For English learners, teachers, and people with English as a second language. If you want to know today's world news of politics, business, natural events and human rights in clear, easy English, then SEND7 is for you, every morning. For episodes, transcripts and more, see www.send7.org
 
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World News in 7 minutes. Monday 26th October 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Afghanistan attacks. Sri Lanka constitution changes. Iraq and Belarus protests. Azerbaijan Armenia conflict continues. US Trump, Biden, Obama speak. Chile referendum. Europe COVID rise. Turkey Erdogan attacks Macron. Guinea violence after election resul…
 
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was formed to protect Nigerians, but it may have been doing the exact opposite. The notorious police squad is accused of murder, extortion and torture, and the Nigerian people have had enough. Mass protests have spread across the country demanding an end to police brutality. President Muhammadu Buhari gave in t…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Friday 23rd October 2020 Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Nigeria security forces killings. Libyan media chief arrested. Zambia suing mine company. Afghanistan attacks. Kashmir no internet. Thailand stops emergency law. Brazil vaccine trial death. France Islamist violence and Islamophobic violence. Poland bans …
 
Arab-Americans make up a tiny fraction of America’s 300 plus million people. But in three key swing states: Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania they are a significant enough voting block that they could help determine the outcome of the November 3rd Presidential election. Willy Lowry and Sophie Tremblay takes us through the heart of Arab Amer…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Thursday 22nd October 2020 Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Nigeria protests continue. 8 killed in Guinea protests. Sudan protests poor living conditions. Pakistan explosion kills 5. Afghanistan stampede kills 15. Obama addresses voters. Bolsonaro rejects covid vaccine tests. Paraguay finds hidden cocaine. Pope…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Wednesday 21st October 2020 Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Nigeria 24 hour curfew. Sahel famine risk. Ireland lockdown. UK human vaccine trials. EU legal action on Malta and Cyprus. Argentina 1 million. Trump CNN bastards. Vietnam floods. Armenia Azerbaijan fighting. And an asteroid landing... Please leave a …
 
World News in 7 minutes. Tuesday 20th October 2020 Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Cyprus president elected. French police raid homes. Netherlands pays children of executed Indonesians. Bolivia elections. US calls for release of Egyptian prisoners. Pakistani leader released on bail. Thailand to block Telegram. Nigeria curfew amidst pr…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Monday 19th October 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: New Zealand re-elects Jacinda Ardern. UN demands Armenia-Azerbaijan truce. Afghanistan attack. France teachers against jihad attack. UK student tells SEND7 about COVID experience. Guinea elections. Cote d'Ivoire violence. US 22 million have voted. Boliv…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Friday 16th October 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Pakistan attacks. Kyrgyzstan president resigns. Bangladesh death for rapists. India's first Oscar winner. South Africa pandemic relief. Nigerian army warns protesters. France police raid officials. EU sanctions Russian officials. US Harris suspends race…
 
The fires didn’t start the revolution, but you could say it was the kindling. The country suffers fires every year, but these were different. In this week's Beyond the Headlines, host James Haines-Young, looks back at a turbulent year in Lebanon from fires, to revolution to a massive explosion.By The National UAE
 
World News in 7 minutes. Thursday 15th October 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Thailand Protests. Indian floods kill 16. Amy Barrett addressees abortion. Twitter suspends fake trump supporters. Mexican widow made mayor. Ugandan politician house raided. Nigeria EndSwat. France curfew. Greece leaders jailed. UK used swab accident.…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Wednesday 14th October 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Guinea violence. Nigeria SARS protests. UK opposition call for lockdown. Norway Russian cyber attack. Belarus ultimatum. Malaysia Anwar meets King. India jewelry ad controversy. Afghanistan displacements. Argentina protests. Peru Machu Picchu opens f…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Tuesday 13th October 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: UK three-tier restrictions. Belarus police to shoot protesters. Chinese city to test entire population. Bangladesh death penalty for rapists. Barrett faces senate. Peru president denies corruption. South Africa Ramaphosa farm attacks. Tanzania Kilimanj…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Monday 12th October 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Armenia Azerbaijan no peace. Thailand crash. Pakistan bans TikTok. Tajikistan election. US Trump and Biden speak to followers. Mexico AMLO asks Pope for apology. Nigeria protests against SARS police. Cote d'Ivoire protests against Ouattara 3rd term. Nob…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Friday 9th October 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Europe COVID wave. Spain court against restrictions. US Trump says COVID gift from God. Vice-presidents debate. Brazil 5 million. Bangladesh Rohingya abuse. Indonesia protests. Armenia Azerbaijan fighting continues. Ethiopia violence. Nigeria petrol expl…
 
News update: Since publishing this podcast China announced on October 9 that it has joined Covax, the global scheme for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine backed by the World Health Organisation. There are currently more than 150 Covid-19 vaccines in development. Billions of dollars are being pumped into research in the hope that a viable drug ca…
 
Jamal Khashoggi's killing two years ago inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul sparked international outrage and demands for answers and justice. To this day, the exact details surrounding the journalist's death are still shrouded in mystery. Now ‘The Dissident’, a new documentary by Icarus director Brian Fogel sheds light on Saudi Arabia's role in…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Thursday 8th October 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Mauritius' oil spill captain found drinking during catastrophe. South African Union group go on strike. Donald Trump fever free and Vice presidential debate. Mexico’s Hurricane Delta hits. Greece’s Neo-Nazi group found guilty. UK demands scientific evi…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Wednesday 7th October 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Trump criticised for saying not to fear COVID. Michelle Obama calls Trump racist. Mexico storm approaching. Burkina Faso voters unable to register. ECOWAS stops Mali sanctions. Greece to judge far-right group. Church of England child sex abuse documen…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Tuesday 6th October 2020. Today: Trump to return to White House. Canadians call for an end to white supremacy groups. Venezuela’s $1bn gold battle. England’s unreported Covid-19 cases. Paris to shut bars amongst Covid-19. Kyrgyzstan protests for alleged vote rigging. Maldive’s Vice President sentenced 20 years for corruptio…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Monday 5th October 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Trump COVID update. Guatemala to stop Honduras migrants. Chile policeman arrested for bridge-throw. Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting continues. Kyrgyzstan election. New Caledonia rejects independence. Nigeria SARS police stopped. Kenya violence. Frane, Spain,…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Friday 2nd October 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: India soldiers dead on Pak border. India rape protests continue. Armenia Azerbaijan fighting continues. Japan stock exchange problems. EU legal action against UK. Bosnia migrant deaths. Navalny speaks about Putin. Venezuela protests. Canada indigenous de…
 
The Palestine Broadcasting Service started airing in 1936, from a brand new transmitter tower in Ramallah. It was a British station in three languages, aimed at promoting the message of the mandate government throughout the region. But over the following decades, as Palestine saw political upheavals, bloody conflicts and power shifts, the radio sta…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Thursday 1st October 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: US Presidential debate. Bolsonaro refuses $20BN Amazon Rainforest 'bribe'. Indians protest rape victim's cremation. Azerbaijan to fight for the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Boris Johnson promises students returning home for Christmas. France bans wild anim…
 
On October the 1st 2019, protestors took to the streets of Iraq demonstrating against unemployment, government corruption and poor public services, such as electricity and clean water. As Iraqis mark the one year anniversary of the October protests, demonstrators have vowed to keep the protests going unless their demands of a peaceful and prosperou…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Wednesday 30th September 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Antonio Guterres speaks on 1 million COVID deaths. Kuwait emir dies. Afghanistan Pakistan talks. India rape cases. South Africa job losses. Ethiopia Airlines makes a profit. French PM meets Belarus opposition. German right wing fired. UK PM apprent…
 
The EU unveiled a proposal to overhaul its migration policy. This comes on the heels of a catastrophic fire that ripped through Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. The pact calls for 'mandatory solidarity,' meaning each state in the union shoulders a share of the crisis. But while all EU member states think the current situation is a …
 
World News in 7 minutes. Tuesday 29th September 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting continues. India COVID records. US Trump tax questions. Argentina abortion pressure. Germany Merkel meets poisoned Russian opposition. Greece accuses NGO workers. Kenya reopens without schools. Africa suffers tax evasion. …
 
World News in 7 minutes. Monday 28th September 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: One Million COVID deaths. Trump supreme court nomination. Brazil no carnival. Armenia Azerbaijan fighting. Yemen prisoner swap. Switzerland referendums. Belarus protests. Mali new PM. Nigeria attacks. Finland COVID dogs. Please leave a review on apple…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Friday 25th September 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Pakistan opposition joins forces. North Korea kills South official. Hong Kong activist arrested. France to close Marseille. UK to subsidize wages. Sudan filmmaker whipped in jail. Mali interim president meets ECOWAS. Trump sued and booed. Mexico reope…
 
In our day-to-day lives, it’s a drink. But for some people, it is not as simple as that. It’s a Sufi’s spiritual companion, an Emirati’s keeper of tradition, and a Yemeni’s connection to his homeland. Today, we dive into three stories about coffee, exploring the tradition, culture, and spirituality of this simple bean. This episode was produced by …
 
World News in 7 minutes. Thursday 24th September 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Navelny leaves Berlin hospital. Belarus PM quiet inauguration. US officer charged in Breonna Taylor case. Argentina hospitals strained. Afghanistan attacks. India building collapse update. South Sudan corruption report. Nigeria tanker explosion. And…
 
Nadia Abdulwahab, Lecturer in English Literature at Umm Al Qura University, and Marcel Kupershoek, author and senior humanities research fellow at NYU Abu Dhabi takes us through the evolution of Saudi Arabia and its people, since the founding of the kingdom. We also hear from Ahmed Al Saleh, a 25-year old Saudi student, and Salma Ibrahim, a 27-year…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Wednesday 23rd September 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: EU summit postponed. Italy questions Suarez. UK second wave restrictions. Kenya parliament must follow gender rule. Mali ECOWAS sanctions. Venezuela criticises US. Pakistan death sentence for fire starters. Australia stranded whales. Sherpa Snow Le…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Tuesday 22nd September 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Indian building collapse. Taj Mahal re-opens. Myanmar new lockdown. Mali new transitional president. Botswana elephant deaths. Theresa May can't support Brexit bill. Germany allows racing audience. Trump to defund 'violent' cities. Colombia reward fo…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Monday 21st September 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: US supreme court death. Argentina protests. Belarus protests. Thailand protests. UK COVID high. Australia COVID low. Sudan floods. Ethiopia opposition leader charged. US Iran sanctions. Lebanon aid concert. Please leave a review on apple podcasts or o…
 
The lower west side of Manhattan used to be home to the biggest population of Arab immigrants in the US. In the early 20th century, streets were full of people speaking Arabic, with street vendors selling ka’ak, storefront baklava displays; this was New York’s “Little Syria”. Today though, it’s all gone. This week on Kerning Cultures, America’s fir…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Friday 18th September 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Burundi human rights violations. Somalia money for weapons. US Trump sexual assault accusation. Canada sleeping man speeding. France COVID victims to court. Greece new camp. UK no enough testing. Afghanistan attacks. New Zealand recession. And Austral…
 
President Donald Trump's re-election campaign's has had a significant focus on crime, law and order, especially in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Trump has referred to some of those involved in the demonstrations as rioters, agitators and even domestic terrorists. But will this rhetoric get him re-elected? Guests…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Thursday 17th September 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Israel / Palestine exchange fire. Protests against UAE and Bahrain normalisation. Pakistan condemns religious kidnapping. EU condemns LGBT-free zones. Belarus opposition leader charged. Algerian journalist sentenced. Uganda prison escape. Trump says…
 
On the 15th of September, the UAE signed the historic Abraham Accord with Israel at a ceremony in Washington DC, in the first such agreement between an Arab country and Israel in over a quarter of a century. We hear from Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, UAE’s permanent representative to the United Nations, and Omar Ghobash, UAE's assistant minister for c…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Wednesday16th September 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: African children learning from TV. Ethiopia floods. Russian opposition poisoning. EU doesn't recognize Belarus president. US Breonna Taylor payment. Brazil fires. Afghanistan women's commission. Vietnam lorry deaths. India parliament COVID positive.…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Tuesday 15th September 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Russia loans Belarus $1.5 billion. Japan elects new leader. Indian Parliament re-opens. US Trump blames forest management. Venezuela calls US citizen spy. EU condemns Iran death penalty. Boris defends new controversial bill. Libyan Eastern government…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Monday 14th September 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Nepal landslides. Pakistan rape protests. India COVID situation. US Trump says elections rigged. Colombia protests, Belarus protests, France protests. Cote d'Ivoire former president to run again. Mali opposition rejects military. And Toots Hibbert... …
 
World News in 7 minutes. Friday 11th September 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: DRC attacks. Burkina Faso flooding. George Bizos life. Colombia protests. Cuba to devalue peso. Lebanon fire. China-US visa problems. Greece to send ships to help after camp fire. And Dame Diana Rigg. Please leave a review on apple podcasts or on podc…
 
In 1979, Iftah Ya Simsim - the Arabic version of Sesame Street - aired for the first time. Over the next ten years, the show was loved by children across the Arab world, until 1990, when the show was pulled off the air as a result of the Gulf War. But Ammar Al Sabban, a young boy growing up watching the show in Jeddah, never forgot the impact his f…
 
Free speech is part of the US bill of rights, which was ratified in 1791. It grants the freedom to express any opinion, without any restrictions or penalty from the government. However, there are restrictions to this right, in law. These include speech that incites violence, is part of criminal conduct or commercial advertising. As social media pla…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Thursday 10th September 2020. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Afghanistan bomb attack injures VP. Sri Lanka fire on oil tanker. Greece migrant camp fires. PM Boris Johnson urges for new Brexit bill. Norway lawmaker votes Trump for Nobel Peace Prize. Ethiopia Tigray voting deemed illegal. Somalia suicide attack…
 
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