Jim Muir

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Global Politics

Fragile Syria Ceasefire Takes Hold

Violence has fallen in Syria as a fragile ceasefire takes hold, although both sides are reporting violations. Special envoy Kofi Annan, who brokered the ceasefire, said he was "encouraged" but Syria had not fully complied.

Global Politics

Syrian Exodus As Fighting Continues

Security forces have been shelling rebel-held towns in Syria, as President Bashar al-Assad vowed to continue fighting "terrorism". The BBC's Jim Muir is in Beirut, where he's been following the conflicting coverage of what's happening in northern Syria.

Conflict & Justice

New Iraqi government takes shape

Re-elected Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has reappointed Shia leader Nouri Maliki as prime minister; but the power-sharing deal was thrown into doubt after the main Sunni alliance walked out of parliament. Lisa Mullins talks with The BBC's Jim Muir.