A report published this week by Amnesty International has described the torture of thousands of Syrian civilians suspected of not supporting Assad's regime. The human rights charity estimates that more than 17,700 people have died in detention since the start of the conflict, or 10 people a day. To discuss the report, Colin spoke with Kristyan Benedict, Amnesty's Syria Campaign manager.
This week has seen Russia speaking with first Turkey and then the UK, seemingly working on its diplomatic relations. But why now - And what is President Putin's seeming game plan? Matt Cox speaks to Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova to find out more.
Jack Sommers, of the Huffington Post UK, talked about the biggest stories in the world of politics. The GMB has backed Owen Smith's Labour leadership campaign, at the same time as a High Court challenge continues over the party’s leadership contest. And there’s more controversy surrounding the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
Discussions surrounding 'Privacy Shield' are ongoing - it's a new transatlantic agreement that will allow data to flow freely between the EU and US, whilst also ensuring that data is properly protected.
Companies have waited months for the deal, after its predecessor, the US Safe Harbor Agreement, was struck down by European courts in October 2015. But so far only Microsoft, CA Technologies and Workday have signed up.
Joe Aldridge looks into the new agreement by speaking with Peter Church, a Counsel and data privacy expert at law firm Linklaters.
Dan Hodges, Political Commentator at the Mail on Sunday, discussed the latest in the world of politics. History has been made in America, after Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated as a presidential candidate. And it's emerged one of the terrorists who attacked a French church was under surveillance by intelligence agents.
Thousands of British families with holidays booked in Turkey are scrambling to cancel their trips following the attempted coup. Travel agents say they have been deluged by calls from worried tourists wanting to cancel after seeing shocking footage emerge from the holiday hotspot.
Specialist Turkish travel agents are ruing the 'huge financial impact' that the attempted coup has had on their business over the weekend - and of course, this comes hot on the heels of the Nice atrocity.
It's a third blow for the travel industry, already set to be profoundly affected by the Brexit vote.
Geoffrey Breeze, Executive Director at the World Travel and Tourism Council joined the Morning Money team to discuss further.
The World This Week is with Sophie Pornshlegel, a French National and political commentator, talking about the atrocity in Nice, and Ashley Townshend, research fellow at the University of Sydney on the South China Sea dispute.
Tony Blair ran his government such that the likely consequences of military action in Iraq were not considered properly, Sir John Chilcot announced as part of his inquiry. John McTernan, Tony Blair’s former Director of Political Operations, discussed the report with Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper, looking back on the decisions that had to be taken at the time.
The long-awaited Chilcot Report, into the UK's role in the Iraq war, was released on Wednesday, nearly seven years after it was announced. Initial analysis of the report has been mostly positive, and Gerry Simpson, Chair in Public International Law at the London School of Economics, gave his take on the findings.
On Sunday, Japanese voters will go to the polls in the triennial upper house election. The contest is for only half the seats, and voters are expected to vote for the political status quo or not vote at all. To discuss this and more, Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Share Radio.