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12
Mar
10

Fighting for Afghanistan

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11
Mar
10

Afghanistan: hearts and minds

Nato and Afghan forces are contining their biggest offensive since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Military commanders say they’re making progress in Taliban strongholds in the south. But they know enduring success depends on keeping promises to local communities to bring them a better, safer life. Will this new strategy of counterinsurgency be able to win hearts and minds? On Saturday on Newshour, Nato’s top civilian representative in Afghanistan and the number two in the US military command tell Lyse Doucet about their plans to turn the tide in Afghanistan. Then we put their case to our panel of experts. But what do you think? Can this strategy ever work?

04
Mar
10

Iraq decides

Coming up on Saturday’s Newshour — Iraqis go to the polls this Sunday,

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26
Feb
10

Protests were held in Madrid, Barcelona and other citiesPutting the final touches to tomorrow’s Newshour show at 1200, 2000 and 2100GMT, when Claire Bolderson will be taking an in-depth look at old age, which, as someone once quipped, is a high price to pay for maturity. It’s also a more explosive political issue than ever. In Spain, there have been mass protests this week over plans to raise the retirement age; and right across the industrialised world, the economic downturn has intensified the debate about how best to support people in old age. Occupational pension schemes face an uncertain future, government finances are in crisis, there’s a rapidly ageing population, and many young people have no retirement plans at all. So we’ll be asking: what is the best way to look after our older citizens? Does the idea of retirement have a future — or does it need a far-reaching and radical rethink? Is it right for younger workers who don’t have pensions to support older colleagues with generous retirement plans? Or should the industrialised world learn to value the elderly more, whatever the cost?

26
Feb
10

The worst concert ever?


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19
Feb
10

Egypt: a new beginning?

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Quick heads up about tomorrow’s Newshour … Lyse Doucet (who’s now on Twitter — here) will be looking at the excitement in Egypt, as Nobel Peace Prize winner, and former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohammed El Baradei, prepares to return to the country of his birth. 60,000 people have joined a Facebook campaign urging him to stand as president, and some very prominent Egyptians — including the author of the international bestseller, the Yacoubian Building, Alaa al-Aswani — are backing him too … though Dr El Baradei himself says he’ll only run if there’s a fair playing field. Could this mark a new beginning for Egypt — after almost 30 years of President Mubarak? And is El Baradei — who has little direct political experience — really the right man for the top job?

05
Feb
10

Iran and the West

On today’s show Lyse Doucet is presenting a special half-hour segment on Iran, a country that seems likely to dominate the headlines again this year.
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