BBC Newshour

With the world's 24-hour news cycle now more intense and unrelenting than ever, there's never been a greater need for a programme that cuts through the background noise and provides you with the definitive take on the big stories of the day, brought to you by the BBC's global network of correspondents, with all the information you need to keep up with world events.

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From BBC Newshour

  • Egypt Mosque Attack - 235 Killed
    A bomb and gun attack on a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt has killed 235 worshippers. State media says children are among the dead. Also in the programme: Zimbabwe's new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has been inaugurated in Harare; and the South Africa Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorus has had his murder sentence increased. (Photo: The mosque that was attacked in the Sinai Peninsula. Credit: EPA)
  • Mnangagwa Sworn in as Zimbabwean President
    Zimbabwe's new president has used his inaugural speech to lay out his plans to rebuild the economy. He promised to create jobs, cut down on corruption, and welcome foreign investment. We hear from the jubilant crowds inside Harare's main stadium and the opposition stronghold criticising the new president for a brutal crackdown in the 1990s. And we discuss the international community's role in turning Zimbabwe's economy around. Also in the programme: Dozens killed in an attack on a mosque in Egypt; and the changing role of women in Saudi society. (Image: Emmerson Mnangagwa during his inauguration ceremony in Harare. Credit: EPA/STR)
  • Saudi Arabia 'to Let Aid Reach Rebel-Held Yemen'
    The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has said it is easing an air and sea blockade of areas held by Houthi rebels. But it is unclear whether any aid has arrived at Sanaa airport or the Red Sea port of Hodeida. We hear from the UN's representative in Yemen, who has warned that hundreds of thousands of Yemenis could starve. Also in the programme: The US envoy to Ukraine says the conflict in the country's east is "by no means frozen"; and our correspondent has exclusive access to Riyadh's most luxurious hotel where dozens of prominent corruption suspects are being held. (Image: A cargo ship moored at the Red Sea port of Hodeida, on 07 November 2017. Credit: AFP PHOTO/Abdo Hyder/Getty Images)
  • Reaction to Sentencing of Bosnian Serb Commander Ratko Mladic
    Mladic gets life sentence in the Hague for genocide and crimes against humanity in Balkans War. Also in the programme: In Zimbabwe, new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa makes his first speech; and soaring maternal mortality rates in Texas. (Photo: A woman at a relative's grave near the site of the Srebrenica massacre. Credit: DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ratko Mladic Sentenced to Life in Prison
    Notorious Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic is found guilty of war crimes and genocide in Balkans war. Also in the programme: Mnangagwa arrives back in Zimbabwe and Hariri postpones resignation (Photo: Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic sits at the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal for the verdict hearing in his genocide trial, in The Hague, Netherlands Credit:EPA/PETER DEJONG / POOL)
  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Resigns After 37-Year Rule
    Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, ending his 37-year rule. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him and sparked wild celebrations on the nation's streets. Also in the programme: more on the suicide attack in the northeastern town of Mubi in Nigeria, and a special report from Uzbekistan. Image: A man waves a flag in front of the parliament in Harare. Credit: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images.
  • Mugabe Impeachment Proceedings Begin
    Zimbabwe's parliament begins impeaching President Mugabe as protests mount in the capital Harare. Also in the programme: Syria's new realities and Islamic extremism in Uzbekistan. (Photo: A protestor holds a portrait of Zimbabwean opposition and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai outside the Zimbabwean parliament. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
  • Zimbabwe Army: Mugabe to Meet Rival
    Zimbabwe's top general says President Robert Mugabe is in contact with the former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa whose sacking prompted the current political crisis. The eldest daughter of Mr Mnangagwa tells Newshour her father, who has been described as Mr Mugabe's enforcer and accused of human rights violations, feared for his life after his sacking. Also in the programme: The Lebanese family fed up with sectarian politics; and what does the collapse of coalition talks in Germany mean for Angela Merkel's future? (Image: Zimbabwe's army chief Constantino Guveya Chiwenga speaks during a press conference in the capital Harare. Credit: AFP PHOTO/Jekesai Njikizana/Getty Images)
  • President Mugabe Resists Growing Pressure to Resign
    Robert Mugabe threatened with impeachment as he ignores resignation deadline; political uncertainty in Lebanon; and the death of notorious cult leader Charles Manson. (Photo: A resident attends a prayer meeting called to force Robert Mugabe to resign outside Parliament Building in Harare, Zimbabwe. Credit: Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo)
  • Robert Mugabe Defies Resignation Calls
    The president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has defied intense pressure to stand down. In a twenty-minute televised address, Mr Mugabe, flanked by military generals, said he intended to lead next month's congress of the ruling party, ZANU-PF. A party spokesman says they are following due process, but the opposition and the powerful war veterans group tell us they will go ahead with their efforts to impeach the president. Also in the programme: The Haitians with a very uncertain in the future in the US; and hope for Argentina's missing submarine? (Image: Robert Mugabe delivers a televised address to the nation. Credit: AFP/ZBC/Getty Images)


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