Who has the loudest voice of the fragmented Syrian opposition? How strong is the Muslim Brotherhood? Raphaël Lefevre, a specialist in political Islam and Syria who has just published a book entitled “Ashes of Hama: The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria", shares his thoughts with France 24’s Annette Young.
In his latest book, historian Eugene Rogan traces five centuries of Arab history from the Ottoman era to the Cold War period, when outsiders determined the destiny of the region. But with the Arab uprisings, the people of this complex, complicated region are finally determining their own destiny. Eugene Rogan speaks to Leela Jacinto about the challenges facing Arabs in a changing Middle East.
We find out how Syria's war-torn city of Aleppo is adapting to being on the front line. Meanwhile, Egyptian authorities seem to be losing their sense of humour as a popular satirist is grilled by prosecutors. Finally, in Iraq, we witness the renaissance of the Marsh Arabs in the "Garden of Eden", a decade after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Popular Egyptian television satirist Bassem Youssef was released on bail on Sunday after turning himself in for questioning over allegations he insulted Islam and the country’s president, Mohammed Morsi.
We head to Cairo to find out how small-scale businesses are coping with the country’s economic woes. The Muslim Brotherhood has just launched a new development to project to breathe some life back into the economy, but will it be enough?
It's now been two years since a powerful wave of revolt swept across the Arab world, changing the political map. Yet the euphoria of that moment is gone, replaced by despair and disillusionment. So where have the revolutionaries gone? Douglas Herbert puts the question to Mathieu Guidère, a professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Toulouse and a specialist in radical Islam.
Rival representatives from across Egypt’s political spectrum held a rare meeting on Thursday to denounce violence following a week of rioting that left up to 60 people dead nationwide. The meeting was called by Egypt’s leading Muslim scholar.
Has President Morsi lost his grasp and will the army’s warning of chaos concentrate the minds? François Picard’s panel argues over how to break Egypt’s bloody political stalemate and whether it’s coming to a head.