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24 September 2014
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BBC World Service hosts special debate on Iraq crisis

The BBC World Service is broadcasting a special debate on issues relating to the Iraq crisis at 11.00am today (Wednesday 19 November). The programme is repeated at 7.00pm.

The programme is hosted by Lyse Doucet. The panellists are:

John Bolton, United States Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security;

Mudhassar Adhami, leading member of the Iraqi Parliament;

Michael Quinlan, Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence in the UK during the first Gulf War;

Dr Hussain Shahristani, once one of Saddam Hussein's chief nuclear scientists and now an Iraqi dissident;

Olivier Todd, a social commentator, writer and journalist;

Faleh Jabar, Iraqi academic at London University;

Dr Mai Yamani, a Saudi academic.

The programme can be heard on 648 MW in south-east England and on Channel 865 on the Sky Electronic Programme Guide.

Notes to Editors

In the UK, World Service is available on 648 MW in south-east England. In addition, overnight on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Ulster and via digital radio, digital satellite and the Internet.

Outside the UK, BBC World Service is available on shortwave; on FM in more than 135 capital cities; and selected programmes are carried on almost 2,000 FM and MW radio stations around the world.

High quality reception of World Service programmes is available via satellite in Europe and North America.

It can be heard on the BBC's digital multiplex in the UK or in Europe on the Astra satellite, channel 865.

The BBC World Service website contains extensive, interactive news services available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish with audiostreaming available in 43 languages.

It also contains detailed information about World Service broadcasts, schedules and frequencies in all languages.



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