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Recent Episodes

What's Trump's Plan in Syria?

President Donald Trump is faced with support and criticism over the US bombardment of a Syrian air base where chemical weapons were allegedly stored.

Also on the programme: A lorry attack in the Swedish city of Stockholm kills several people.

(Photo: US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Syria from the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida. Credit: Getty Images)

US Missiles Strike Syrian Airport

The Syrian government denies it has used chemical weapons this week, and calls Friday’s US missile strikes “violation of international norms".

Russia says Syrian air defences will be strengthened after Friday's US missile attack on an air base. NATO has expressed support for the US action, blaming the Syrian government for using chemical weapons.

Claim and Counter-Claim over Syria Chemical Attack

Warring parties of the Syria conflict have different narratives as to what happened during this week's suspected chemical weapons attack in northern Syria. More than 80 people are believed to have been killed. We discuss the various claims and how these effect the military and diplomatic dimensions to the war.

Also in the programme, Myanmar's leader, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aang San Suu Kyi talks to the BBC about allegations of ethnic cleansing of the country's Muslim Rohingya population; and could the horse tranquiliser turned party drug Ketamin be used as a medical anti-depressant?

(Picture: A Syrian man collects samples from the site of a suspected toxic gas attack in Khan Sheikhun, in Syria's Idlib province. Credit: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese President Xi Jinping Meets Donald Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Florida to meet US President Donald Trump. The heads of the world's two biggest economies will discuss trade tensions, North Korea's nuclear ambitions and other issues.

Also on the programme: UN says at least 27 children were killed in the suspected chemical attack earlier this week in Syria; and should Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan be allowed even greater powers?

(Photo: Group waits to view the motorcade of Chinese President Xi Jinping in West Palm Beach. Credit: Reuters)

Syria's "Moment Of Truth"

European leaders discuss options after a chemical attack in the Syrian province of Idlib left dozens of civilians dead and wounded. Also in the programme: Russia considers banning Jehovah's Witnesses; and what do Palm Beach's residents think about President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort?

(Photograph shows supporting the future of Syria conference in Brussels. Credit: European Photopress Agency)

UN Security Council Arguments Over Syria Attack

Security Council members disagree over a likely chemical attack in Syria; we hear from an advisor to former President Obama. Also in the programme: former Breitbart chief Steve Bannon leaves Trump security committee, and British journalist Phil Cox recalls being kidnapped in Sudan.

(Photo: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley holds up photos of Syria chemical victims at UNSC meeting in New York on 5 April 2017. Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)