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Recent Episodes

Saudi-Led Block Demand Qatar Close Al Jazeera

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have issued Qatar with a list of 13 demands, including a request for the country to close down its state-owned broadcaster.

Also in the programme: New offensive to gain control of IS stronghold of Raqqa; Saturday Night Fever dancefloor up for auction.

(Photo:The Al Jazeera Media Network headquarters building in Doha. Credit: Reuters//Naseem Zeitoon/File Photo)

Syria Rebels Push into IS-Held Raqqa

A BBC correspondent reports from Raqqa where Arab and Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Defence Forces are fighting IS.

Also in the programme: Gulf states hand Qatar demands to lift economic blockade, and HIV infections fall for the first time among British gay men.

(PHOTO: A Kurdish sniper attacking IS in the Syrian city of Raqqa. CREDIT: BBC)

Will Senators Support Healthcare Bill?

Republican Senators in the US have released their proposals to replace Obamacare, but some have already said that they cannot back the draft bill. The legislation affects tens of millions of Americans and nearly a fifth of the US economy.

Also on the programme: US President Donald Trump says he did not make secret recordings of ex-FBI chief James Comey, despite an earlier hint to the contrary; and free sanitary towels for Kenyan schoolgirls

(Photo: Healthcare worker taking blood pressure. Credit: Getty Images)

Who is Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince?

Saudi Arabia's king has appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince - replacing his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as first in line to the throne.

Also on the programme: Iraqi forces say IS has blown up al-Nuri mosque in Mosul ; and how are perfumes changing?

(Picture: Prince Mohammed bin Salman (left) replaces prince Mohammed bin Nayef (right) as crown prince: Credit: EPA)

Saudi King Changes Heir to Throne

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ousted his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, from his role as crown prince, appointing his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as first in line to the throne. The move consolidates the power of 31-year-old bin Salman, whose rapid ascent to power has shaken up the country’s royal family.

Also in the programme: MoDem, a party allied to the French president, Emmanuel Macron, vows to continue supporting his government after three of their ministers are sacked; UK government scales back its legislative programme after Conservative party loses its majority in parliament.

(Photo: Mohammed bin Salman (L) and Mohammed bin Nayef (R). Credit: EPA)