3/3 Jeremy Bowen hears from people who have witnessed the repression in Syria.
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2/3 Stories from the year that changed the face of the Middle East with the BBC's Jeremy Bowen
1/3 Stories from the year that changed the face of the Middle East with the BBC's Jeremy Bowen
Investigating Foreign Secretary William Hague's vision for the Arab world.
Maha Azzam examines the long term implications of the recent uprisings in the Middle East.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the origins of the split between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss classical Greek ideas in the Arabic and the Islamic world.
Melvyn Bragg examines the Arab conquests which helped communicate Islam to the world.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss a treasure house of Assyrian ideas.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Sassanian Empire in Persia from the 3rd to the 7th century AD.