Weekend Edition: War Wounds

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Pascale Harter introduces highlights of recent dispatches exploring the roots of conflict and the scars wars leave behind.
Mark Urban's in Baghdad hearing why sectarian rhetoric and symbolism, as well as violence, are on the rise in Iraq. Lyse Doucet is on the trail of the thousands of people missing, presumed detained, in places unknown inside Syria. William Dalrymple takes the VERY long view of NATO's intervention in Afghanistan, and compares it with previous outside attempts to change the country. Quentin Somerville is at the trial of al-Jazeera journalists in an Egyptian courtroom. Celeste Hicks sees Niger's space-age oil installations only aggravate local people's resentment of their own poverty; and Justin Marozzi is proud to report that he's finally earned the foreigner's badge of acceptance in Somalia: a ruthlessly honest nickname.
Producer: Polly Hope.

Photo: An Iraqi boy fires a toy gun at the site of a car bomb explosion in Sadr City in eastern Baghdad on March 5, 2014. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sun 16 Mar 2014 09:06 GMT
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