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04/01/2010

Personal stories behind the news from all over the world. With Lucy Ash.

Iraqi poet - Nabeel Yasin; stand-up comedy in Jordan; desertification in China

Personal stories behind the news from all over the world. With Lucy Ash.

Iraqi poet - Nabeel Yasin; stand-up comedy in Jordan; desertification in China

Nabeel Yasin
One of Iraq's most celebrated poets tells Outlook's Lucy Ash why he fled his homeland over thirty years ago and has now returned to run for Prime Minister in the country's forthcoming elections.

Arabic Comedy
As stand-up comedy becomes increasingly popular in the Middle East, reporter Dale Gavlak meets some of the comedians taking part in a recent comedy festival in Jordan's capital Amman.

Sean Gallagher
Fighting the war against sand - Outlook talks to the photojournalist who has travelled across the spreading deserts of China where more and more people are becoming environmental refugees - it's now estimated that almost one fifth of China's land area is now desert.

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25 minutes

Last on

Tue 5 Jan 2010 12:05GMT

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  • Mon 4 Jan 2010 22:05GMT
  • Tue 5 Jan 2010 03:05GMT
  • Tue 5 Jan 2010 09:05GMT
  • Tue 5 Jan 2010 12:05GMT