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Iran has denied spreading violence across the Middle East, rebuffing an accusation from the Lebanese prime minister, who's quitting his job amid fears for his life. Also on the programme: Arabic television channels are reporting that a new anti-corruption committee in Saudi Arabia has detained ten princes and dozens of former ministers. And the man with Down's Syndrome who told the US Congress the condition is a "medical gift".
(Photo: Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad al-Hariri. Credit: Reuters)
The Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad al-Hariri, has announced his resignation in a surprise move, saying he fears for his life in an atmosphere like that when his father, Rafiq, was assassinated in 2005. Mr Hariri also fiercely criticised the Shia movement Hezbollah and Iran, saying Iran planted fear and destruction everywhere it went.
Also on the programme: We discuss the sexual harassment allegations in British politics with a veteran political reporter and a senior politician. And the man with Down's Syndrome who told the US Congress the condition is a "medical gift".
(Image: Saad al-Hariri. Credit: AFP/Anwar Amro)
US Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl will be spared prison time after he was found guilty of deserting his Afghan outpost in 2009. We hear from Sean Langan who made a documentary about Bergdahl. Also on the programme: Red Cross apologise for losing five million dollars of Ebola funds to fraud and Jenna Abrams, the alt-right Twitter blogger that never existed.
(Photo: Bowe Bergdahl. Credit: AFP)
The Syrian government says it has "completely liberated" the eastern city of Deir Ezzor from Islamic State.
Also in the programme: the harassment scandal engulfing UK politics and looted Nazi art.
(Photo: Smoke billows from the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor during an operation by Syrian government forces against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on November 2, 2017. Credit: AFP/Getty images)
Six days ago the leaders of Catalonia were declaring independence from Spain. Today, eight of those leaders have been remanded in custody by a Spanish high court judge, accused of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. The prosecutor also asked the judge to issue a European Arrest Warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.
Also in the programme: an Egyptian television presenter has been sentenced to three years in jail after she appeared to cast single motherhood in a positive light, and a brand new species of Orangutan has been discovered.
Image: Dismissed Catalan cabinet members arrive to Spain's High Court. Credit: REUTERS/Susana Vera.
A century since the British government letter which endorsed a Jewish homeland. The current Lord Balfour reflects on what drove his ancestor and we hear from a Palestinian and an Israeli.
Also in the programme: Catalonia court case and the house where Bizet wrote Carmen.
(Photo: A map of Palestine, taken from The Public Schools Atlas of Modern Geography, published by Longmans, Green, and Co., 1905. Holy Land Israel Middle East Jerusalem Bethlehem credit: BBC)