Image for 08/02/2012

Play now 55 mins


55 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 08 February 2012

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


10 items
  • Syria

    The Syrian army's offensive in Homs appears to be intensifying. Raji, a citizen journalist in Homs, describes the situation in the city.

  • Syria and Russia

    Russia's ambassador to the European Union, Vladimir Chizhov, says Moscow is not sorry for vetoing the UN security resolution on Syria.

  • Sudan

    Today the Sudanese president launched a new governing body which is meant to oversee the implementation of last year’s Darfur peace deal. The BBC’s James Copnall was at the inauguration ceremony.

  • Maldives

    The former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has made claims today that he was forced out of power. His brother, Ibrahim Nasheed, speaks to Newshour.

  • Women songwriters

    Newshour speaks to Vanessa Reed, who is launching a campaign in the UK to encourage more women songwriters and composers to break into the music business.

  • Syria: report from Homs

    Paul Wood has spent several days inside Homs, where civilians say they have been under heavy attack from government forces. He managed to send this report about conditions inside the city.

  • US politics

    Rick Santorum has won the latest three contests for the Republican presidential nomination. Matt Lewis, a conservative political analyst with, speaks to Newshour.

  • Anti-business Britain

    Simon Walker of the Institute of Directors, and Will Hutton of the Big Innovation Centre, discuss whether the row over executive pay means that Britain is developing an anti-business culture.

  • Syria: an accurate picture?

    Diana Darke, author of the Bradt Travel Guide to Syria, gives her opinion on whether what we see and hear on the news bulletins is an accurate picture of what is going on in the rest of Syria.

  • Bob Dylan

    Amnesty International is releasing an album of Bob Dylan cover versions by eighty artists. The BBC’s Dan Damon found out more from Amnesty International's Karen Scott.



  1. Image for BBC World Update: Daily Commute

    BBC World Update: Daily Commute

    Interviews, the best features and the day's top news with Dan Damon. Available by midday (UK…

  2. Image for Global News

    Global News

    The best stories, interviews and on the spot reporting from around the world. Listen to up to 30…

  3. Image for Newshour


    Global news and analysis from the BBC World Service, twice a day, every day of the year. Join…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss