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Italian Foreign Minister Bonino listens as US Secretary of State Kerry answers a question during their joint news conference in Rome

Middle East Monitor Podcast* with Susan Yackee

  • The U.S.  says Syria’s President will not be part of  any transitional government (1)

Also in today’s show:

  •  Reaction to a proposed conference on Syria (2)
    (Interview with David Butter, Chatham House)
  • Syrian refugees find a warm welcome in Egypt (3)
  • U.S.  officials criticize the American response to the Benghazi attack (4)
  • The U.S.  top diplomat makes another trip to the Mideast as peace efforts continue (5)
  • China pursues a bigger role in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (6)
  • The PKK starts withdrawing from Turkey into Iraq (7)

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