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U.S. President Obama speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery in Berlin

Middle East Monitor Podcast* with Susan Yackee

  • Obama says the Syrian government has lost its legitimacy (1)

Also in today’s show:

  • The U.N. finds Syria a game changer in the world refugee problem (2)
  • Amnesty spokesman endorses the “standing man” style of protest in Turkey (3)
    (Interview with Bill Jones, Amnesty International)
  • A military attack on Iran may be the worst policy option (4)
  • Luxor is in a fury over a new governor with terror links (5)

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*Middle East Monitor podcasts comprise elements featured in VOA on-air products

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