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Al Jazeera
Essential Middle East
In the world of news, headlines are essential, but providing in-depth analysis of news and current affairs became rare. We analyze the news and simplify complex geopolitical realities of the Middle East and wider Muslim world.  To help you make sense of it all, join host Sami Zeidan, every Thursday. 
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Ratings & Reviews
4.3 stars from 16 ratings
Great editorials
Wonderful to have an English podcast for a macro-level background/opinion on current issues. I only wish they had more content! (Background music is often so loud that I can’t understand your guests when I’m driving. Other than that, great podcast thanks!)
iraqiflash via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/26/22
Not very professional
What a bad host…
SchmidSophie via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 06/29/22
Production is a very jarring
Please fix the production. You don’t need new music/ musical effects under every answer the guest gives. It’s so jarring and makes it really difficult to listen to. Please fix this.
anon94237 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/23/22
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