12 January, 2007 - Published 17:57 GMT

Beirut to Tel Aviv: by road around the Middle East

The World Today team is in the Middle East!
Roger Hearing and William Edmundson are touring the region for a week from Sunday 14th January.

Their daily reports will be broadcast live between 2300 GMT and 0830 GMT every day and updated here.

We want to know what you think about our road trip in the Middle East.

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Day 1 - Monday 15th - Beirut, Lebanon

Their road trip starts from Beirut in Lebanon. Roger Hearing share with us his first impression.

Day 1

For producer, William Edmundson, the trip has an extra significance. As a 20 year old doing his French military service, he served in South Lebanon as a member of UNIFEL, the United Nations peace keeping forces.

William's blog

Day 2 - Tuesday 16th - Damascus, Syria

They've now left Lebanon, destination: Syria.

Day 2

Dialling in to the World Today

Day 3 - Wednesday 17th - On the way to the South

Roger's been keeping us updated as he travels around the region affected by last summer's fighting in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories - Roger started on Sunday on the Lebanese border with Israel, then he went up to Beirut... on to Damascus, and now he's headed south...

Day 3

Day 4 - Thursday 18th

Here's the final part of Roger's audio diary. So what conclusions has he drawn from this road trip?

Day 4

The photo underneath is taken a few kilometres from the starting point for their trip on the Lebanese side of the border, marking the completion of the circle.

First Broadcast 15th January - 18th January 2007