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BBC – An Islamic History of Europe 1 of 12

BBC – An Islamic History of Europe 1 of 12

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BBC:City freedom ceremony for Suu Kyi

A ceremony to grant the Freedom of Dundee to Aung San Suu Kyi is set to take place in the city.

Burma’s pro-democracy leader will not be able to attend because she has been under house arrest since 2003.

In total, the Nobel Peace Prize winner has spent about 13 of the past 18 years in detention.

The honour from Dundee will be accepted on Ms Suu Kyi’s behalf by Anna Roberts, who is the director of the Burma Campaign UK.

The idea of awarding Ms Suu Kyi, 63, the Freedom of Dundee was proposed by the Lord Provost John Letford.

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Burma hits out at cyclone reports

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UN head to urge more aid in Burma

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UN head to urge more aid in Burma

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has arrived in cyclone-hit Burma to tour the devastated Irrawaddy Delta and meet with military ruler Gen Than Shwe.

Mr Ban said the focus should be on saving lives, not on politics.

Burma’s rulers have blocked large-scale international aid but have now agreed to allow some UN helicopters to carry supplies to survivors. Continue reading

DSAI’s older Hard Talk with Stephen Sackur

DSAI’s older Hard Talk with Stephen Sackur

Anwar Ibrahim

What will the future hold for Anwar Ibrahim’s political career?


In a HARDtalk interview on May 10th, Stephen Sackur talks to Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim.


For more than two decades Malaysian politics was dominated by one man – former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed.

But he has been off centre stage for almost two years and now the country is grappling with demands for political reform and an end to corruption.

Stephen Sackur talks to Anwar Ibrahim, the former Deputy Prime Minister and the man once seen as Dr Mahathir’s successor who ended up a prisoner.

He asks him about his role in Malaysia’s future.

HARDtalk can be seen on BBC World at 04:30 GMT,1130 GMT, 1530 GMT, 1930 GMT, 0030 GMT

It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 04:30 and 23:30


DSAI HardTalk interview

 DSAI HardTalk interview

Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim, former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia

In a HardTalk interview first broadcast on 2 July 2007, Zeinab Badawi spoke to the former deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.

After six years in prison and a severe beating for corruption and sodomy, most people would be put off a political career for life.

But Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s former deputy Prime Minister, believes his country still needs him.


Can he lead the Malaysian opposition to political victory?

He talks to Zeinab Badawi.

HARDtalk can be seen on BBC World at 0430 GMT 0930 GMT 1430 GMT 1930 GMT 0030 GMT. It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 0430 and 2330.