Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.


  • Gaza bombardments intensify

    Gaza bombardments intensify

    14/05/2021 Duração: 49min

    Palestinians in northern Gaza are fleeing from Israel's heaviest bombardment to date. Meanwhile, Jewish and Israeli-Arab mobs have been fighting within Israel. Also in the programme: A company responsible for around a quarter of Lebanon's power supply has turned off its generators and we talk to one of the world's most prominent climate scientists about his devotion to curbing global warming. (Picture: Palestinians gather at the site of destroyed houses in Gaza. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

  • Israel-Gaza: Deaths mount as Israel-Gaza violence worsens

    Israel-Gaza: Deaths mount as Israel-Gaza violence worsens

    13/05/2021 Duração: 48min

    Violence in Gaza and Israel shows no sign of abating amid continued rocket fire and air strikes, and civil unrest between Jewish and Israeli Arab communities. Israel says it's hit a Hamas intelligence facility with dozens of operatives inside as it continues airstrikes on Gaza. This comes after Hamas launched a new barrage of rockets at central and southern Israel. Also in the programme: How Covid-19 is devastating Nepal and academics say they've uncovered evidence of a Chinese incursion by stealth into Bhutan (Photo: Palestinians assess the damage in Gaza after a night of air strikes by Israeli forces. Credit: Getty Images)

  • No let up in Gaza conflict

    No let up in Gaza conflict

    13/05/2021 Duração: 48min

    After a night of heavy bombardment in Gaza and in Israel, and with Israeli ground forces massing on the border, we report from Gaza City and Israel. We also ask what - if anything - the US can do to help end the conflict. Also in the programme: a shortage of oxygen hits Nepal's Covid efforts as neighbouring India stops exports; and what's the best way to persuade the hesitant to get vaccinated? (Picture: Palestinians cast shadows over a crater where buildings and houses were hit in Israeli air strikes amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in the northern Gaza Strip May 13, 2021; Credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

  • Fresh exchanges of fire in Israel-Gaza violence

    Fresh exchanges of fire in Israel-Gaza violence

    12/05/2021 Duração: 49min

    Palestinian militants have fired more waves of rockets towards Israeli cities as Israel destroyed another high-rise tower in Gaza City and killed top commanders in the military wing of Hamas. We hear from Gaza City and from Lod, an Israeli city with a mixed Jewish and Arab population where violent protests have erupted. Also in the programme: France's efforts to speed up its Covid-19 immunisation programme; and can Hollywood help to raise awareness about climate change? (Image: An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Credit: Reuters/Amir Cohen)

  • 12/05/2021 13:06 GMT

    12/05/2021 13:06 GMT

    12/05/2021 Duração: 49min

    Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

  • Gaza rockets target Israeli city of Tel Aviv

    Gaza rockets target Israeli city of Tel Aviv

    11/05/2021 Duração: 48min

    The militant group Hamas says it targeted Tel Aviv with a barrage of 130 rockets after an Israeli airstrike brought down an apartment block in Gaza. Air raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv as Israel's Iron Dome defence system intercepted rockets in the air. Also in the programme: President Putin has ordered a review of gun ownership after a shooting at a school in the Russian city of Kazan that left nine people dead; and how the World Wildlife Fund mapped forest re-growth that is helping to combat climate change. Photo: Buildings in the Israeli city of Ashkelon damaged by rocket fire from Gaza.

  • Jerusalem crisis escalates

    Jerusalem crisis escalates

    11/05/2021 Duração: 48min

    There have been further heavy exchanges of fire between Israeli forces and Palestinians after days of unrest as the international community appeals for calm. We speak to Hamas and an Israeli official on this programme. Also in the programme: Children killed in a school shooting in the Russian city of Kazan; and the 40th anniversary of the death of reggae legend Bob Marley. (Photo: Smoke trails in the sky as Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip. Credit: Reuters)

  • Airstrikes hit Gaza after rockets target Jerusalem

    Airstrikes hit Gaza after rockets target Jerusalem

    10/05/2021 Duração: 49min

    The authorities in Gaza say 20 people, including children, have been killed in Israeli airstrikes, which came after militants in Gaza target Jerusalem with rocket fire.The past few days have seen the worst violence in Jerusalem for years, with hundreds of Palestinians wounded in confrontations with Israeli police outside the al-Aqsa mosque. Also in the programme: a cyber attack shuts down one the most important fuel pipelines in the US; and how Sweden's reputation for safety has been challenged by the killings of six women in less than five weeks. Image: An injured Palestinian man in Jerusalem. Credit: EPA

  • Hundreds are injured in clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians in East Jerusalem

    Hundreds are injured in clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians in East Jerusalem

    10/05/2021 Duração: 49min

    There has been growing anger around the possible eviction of 300 Palestinians from their East Jerusalem homes. We speak to a Palestinian lawyer and a senior adviser to the Israeli Prime Minister. Also on the programme: There’s been a deadly bomb attack on a bus in Afghanistan shortly before the Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire to mark the end of Ramadan; and on climate change, we speak to the special adviser on climate action at the UNHCR. (Picture: Medical aid workers carry an injured person on a stretcher as clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians continue in Jerusalem Credit: EPA/ATEF SAFADI)

  • Israel defends action against Palestinian protests

    Israel defends action against Palestinian protests

    09/05/2021 Duração: 49min

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended police action against Palestinian protesters after two nights of clashes in Jerusalem. He said Israel would "not allow any radical element to undermine the calm" in the city. Also in the programme: Scotland's first minister tells the British prime minister there will be another Scottish independence referendum; and how trees communicate with each other using an underground network of fungi. (Picture: A Palestinian man argues with an Israeli border policeman by the entrance to Jerusalem's Old City. Credit: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun)

  • Kabul attack: Blasts near school leave more than 50 dead

    Kabul attack: Blasts near school leave more than 50 dead

    09/05/2021 Duração: 48min

    Funerals have begun in Afghanistan for more than fifty people killed in a multiple bomb attack near a school; many of the victims were young girls. Also in the programme: Scotland's newly re-elected first minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned of very grave implications if Scotland's democratic path to independence is blocked. And Germany marks the hundredth birthday of Sophie Scholl - the student who stood up to Hitler and paid for it with her life. (Photo: Families began to bury some of the victims on Sunday. Credit: Getty Images)

  • Schoolgirls targeted in Kabul bombing

    Schoolgirls targeted in Kabul bombing

    08/05/2021 Duração: 48min

    Fifty-five people, mainly schoolgirls, have been killed and 150 injured in another bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul. We hear from a young witness from the minority Hazara community. Also, is the EU justified in rejecting pleas from India to push for a waiver on Covid vaccine patents? And the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church accuses his government of genocide in Tigray. (Photo: An Afghan man weeps in hospital next to his daughter's body after bombers attacked her school in Kabul, Afghanistan 8 May , 2021. Credit: Reuters)

  • Indias Covid-19 Deaths Reach Record High

    India's Covid-19 Deaths Reach Record High

    08/05/2021 Duração: 48min

    As the number of coronavirus deaths in India reaches a new record,coronavirus. That's around a third of the global total. Prime minister Narendra Modi, is asking European leaders to waive patents for Covid vaccines. A doctor in rural Northern Maharashtra describes the shortages of equipment and beds and patients dying on arrival. Also in the programme; A Burmese teacher living in Japan helps aspiring young students back home to get qualifications and scholarships to study abroad; and the venue for the UEFA Champions League final is thrown into dispute due to Covid travel restrictions. (Photo: Covid-19 Hospital in India. Credit: Getty Images)

  • WHO approves Chinas Sinopharm vaccine

    WHO approves China's Sinopharm vaccine

    07/05/2021 Duração: 48min

    The World Health Organisation has granted emergency-use status to a coronavirus vaccine produced by China’s state-owned drug maker, Sinopharm. It allows countries to authorise their own safety clearance for the two-shot vaccine. Sinopharm’s drug is one of the two main Chinese vaccines that have already been delivered to hundreds of millions of people in China. The WTO has now backed six coronavirus vaccines; Sinopharm’s is the first by a non-Western country. Also on the programme: we hear from the Rio de Janeiro favela where a deadly police operation took place; and the Chinese rocket part that’s hurtling back towards earth this weekend (Picture: Vaccination against COVID-19, Credit: EPA)