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French Defence Minister Le Drian leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris following a meeting on the situation in Mali

Middle East Monitor Podcast with Susan Yackee

  •  A top French official says Mali needs a sense of normalcy

Also in today’s show:

  • A call for the United States to take concrete steps on Syria
    (Interview with Salman Shaikh, Brookings Institution’s Doha Center)
  • The Red Cross sets up an aid distribution base in Damascus
    (Interview with Rima Kamal, International Committee of the Red Cross)
  • Questions abound on whether Egypt’s Morsi will be able to keep his country together
  • A rights group says Arab Spring movements fell short of their goals

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