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Main topics on Monday, March 20:

  • Syrian state media has reported government forces and its allies have retaken areas near Damascus captured by rebels. The reports come a day after a surprise assault was carried out by rebel groups from Jobar district. We ask how the latest fighting will affect the upcoming UN-led Syria talks in Geneva.

  • Iraq’s prime minister Haider al-Abaddi arrived in Washington, DC on Monday to discuss the fight against ISIL with US president Donald Trump. We go live to our correspondent in the US capitol.

  • Pakistan has introduced the Hindu marriage act, legally recognizing marriages among the religious minority in the country. The bill also includes legal divorce, the option to remarry and protects women after divorce. We talk to a leading human rights defender in Pakistan.

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