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    Friday: Why does Donald Trump want to move closer to Egypt’s President Sisi? And Mark Hirst brings us a special report on Syrian refugees in Iceland.

    It remains unclear what direction Donald Trump’s foreign policy toward the Middle East will take. A few things are clear: that he has positioned himself as one of Israel’s staunchest defenders yet, and has promised to intensify the campaign against Da’esh. It now appears that he intends to move closer to Egypt’s President Sisi, but why?

    Many had never even heard of Iceland when they sought refuge from the Syrian war, but now over one hundred Syrians have sought a home in the land of volcanoes and glaciers. But although they are safe from the bombs and the killing in their homeland there are still challenges in the land of ice and fire. Mark Hirst has a special report from Reykjavik.

    Members of Colombia's left wing rebel group, the ELN, Colombia’s second largest rebel group — have this week begun talks with the Government, with a view to ending five decades of conflict in the country. 

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    National Liberation Army (ELN), Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Donald Trump, Colombia, Syria, Iceland, Egypt
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