Jim Muir

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

Live Update from Tahrir Square

The BBC's Jim Muir is in Cairo with the latest from the protests. He says the mood in Tahrir Square has improved since violence has susbsided. Journalists have been attacked and detained, but the situation is less tense on today's "day of departure."

Female suicide bombers strike in Iraq

Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Jim Muir in Baghdad and Harvard professor Eric Rosenbach about suicide bombings in Iraq today in which police say women suicide bombers were involved in the attacks.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

We were looking for the Arab city that was home to the Thousand-and-One Nights, and where there's now a surge in plastic surgery. The answer is Baghdad. The BBC's Jim Muir reports on the rise in demand in Baghdad for comestic transformations.

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.

Conflict & Justice

Iraq explodes into violence

Yesterday, Iraq saw one of its bloodiest days of the year. The city of Kirkuk exploded into a cauldron of ethnic violence. Separate suicide bombings shook Baghdad. All told, at least 61 people were killed. Guest: Jim Muir, BBC correspondent, in Baghdad.