Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
Huawei boss addresses spying fears
Ren Zhengfei, the founder and head of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, tells the BBC that his company’s 5G technology will not be used for espionage by China’s government.
Also in the programme: Pakistan’s government warns India not to take military action following last week’s bomb attack in the Kashmir; and a new medical test that could help sepsis sufferers.
(Picture: A pedestrian talks on the phone while walking past a Huawei Technologies Co. store in Beijing, China on 29th January 2019. Credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Top Syrian Kurdish Official: IS Fighters Could 'Escape from Prisons'
US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria say they're confident they will capture Baghouz - the last remaining Islamic State territory in the country - but what happens after US troops leave Syria? Ilham Ahmed, Kurdish co-chair of the SDC, weighs in.
Also in the programme; why Russian state broadcaster RT is accusing Facebook of attacking media rights - and how gene therapy could stop blindness in its tracks.
(Photo: A family waits on the side of the road in Hajin, Syria. Credit: Getty Images)
IS Teenager Asks for Forgiveness from UK
Shamima Begum, the UK schoolgirl who fled the country aged 15 to join the Islamic State militant group in Syria, has apologised to Britain in an interview with the BBC.
Also in the programme: seven members of parliament for Britain's Labour opposition have resigned from the party in protest over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism; and South African Olympic athlete Caster Semenya challenges a rule that would force her to take drugs to lower her natural levels of testosterone during competitions.
Picture: Shamima Begum. Credit: BBC.
Will Europe Take Back Its IS Fighters?
President Trump has urged European allies to take back more than 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial. We take a look at France, which said a few weeks ago that it would take back 130 IS suspects. Why have none returned so far?
Also in the programme; Sweden's royal family launches a handbook on the perils of the internet, and France's Yellow Vests movement is in the spotlight again - this time for allegations of anti-Semitism.
(Photo: A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group. Credit: Getty Images)