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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 23 June 2018

Beyond the Headlines Podcast: Peace efforts, economic leverage and spoilers

Our team covering the General Assembly in New York discuss the prospects for UN solutions in Libya, Yemen and Syria

Several high-level meetings have already been announced on the sidelines of this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Seth Wenig / AP
Several high-level meetings have already been announced on the sidelines of this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Seth Wenig / AP

Another session of the United Nations General Assembly has come and gone. Fiery speeches, discussions of nuclear war and celebrity appearances made the headlines.

But beyond the headlines, there were developments that are poised to impact lives all over the world, including millions in the Middle East

In this podcast, Editor in Chief Mina Al-Oraibi, London Bureau Chief Damien McElroy and Washington DC correspondent Joyce Karam take an in-depth look at Libya, Syria and Yemen -- three countries that received considerable attention at the 72nd General Assembly and currently have peace processes being mediated by the UN.

Finishing things off, they also look at the prospects of reform at the global body and the initiatives championed by Secretary-General António Guterres.

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