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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 October 2018

Beyond the Headlines: Geneva talks, the Bali volcano and UK hate crimes 

Naser Al Wasmi is joined by Mina Aldroubi who is in Geneva for the UN-brokered Syria peace talks. He also talks to Theodora Sutcliffe in Bali where Mount Agung is threatening the lives and livelihoods of tens of thousands

Students in Bali head to school on a lorry with Mount Agung volcano spewing smoke and ash in the distance. Firdia Lisnawati / AP Photo
Students in Bali head to school on a lorry with Mount Agung volcano spewing smoke and ash in the distance. Firdia Lisnawati / AP Photo

Peace talks sometimes fail before they even begin. A complete political breakdown has been the case with Syria the last 7 times Bashar Al Assad's government and the opposition have gathered to talk. However, with Russia, regional powerhouses and others getting involved, the peace talks in Geneva taking place this week might have a chance of ending this brutal war. Mina Al Droubi comes to us with the story as she reports from the UN headquarters in the Swiss city. Read more of our coverage here

Mount Agung in Bali is threatening the lives and livelihoods of tens of thousands as it could be on the brink of eruption. Theodora Sutcliffe, a reporter based in Bali explains the likelihood of a natural disaster and what it means for the tens of thousands stranded on the Indonesian Island. Read more of our coverage here

Paul Peachey, a reporter from The National's London bureau, produced and reported on how the Muslim community in Manchester, UK is dealing with the 500 per cent increase in hate crime six months after the suicide attacks at the Ariana Grande concert. Read more of our coverage here