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Today: Monday 30th May

James Naughtie, from Cairo, reports on the swirling politics of revolution and rebuilding across the Middle East. Also on the programme, will the unopposed re-election of Fifa president Sepp Blatter undermine the legitimacy of football's governing body?

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The uprising in Libya has led to a a stand off between what effectively have become two rival governments. Andrew Hosken reports from Benghazi on the capabilities and failings of the rebel Transitional National Council.

Are supermarkets undercutting independent petrol retailers on price? Brian Madderson, chairman of RMI Petrol, outlines his concerns.

Four months on from the Egyptian revolution, how are relations with the new government developing? UK ambassador to Egypt Dominic Asquith reflects on the new diplomatic relationship.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

After years reminding its critics that it is the only democracy in the Middle East surrounded by Arab autocracies, how would Israel cope if the rest of the region suddenly became democratic? Kevin Connolly reports from Israel.

Fifa has suspended two if its most senior officials as Sepp Blatter faces unopposed re-election as president. Alec McGiven, director of England's unsuccessful bid for the 2006 World Cup, analyses the crisis within football's governing body.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

In Suez the people are still feeling the excitement and frustration of a new political era. James Naughtie reports from the streets of the city where the Egyptian revolution began.

The paper review.

James Joyce, the most famous Irish novelist of the past century, did not have an Irish passport, it has been discovered. Joyce biographer Gordon Bowker explains why.

Thought for the day with Khaled Fahmy, head of history at the American University in Cairo.

Are those who want to change the NHS worrying about the wrong things? Former head of the NHS Lord Crisp explains why he thinks this might be the case.

While the regimes in Tunisia and Egypt have crumbled, many other Arab autocracies are holding on to power. James Naughtie reports from Bahrain on the complexities in the clash between protesters and the state.

Are posh people being unfairly discriminated against? The Spectator's James Delingpole and Owen Jones, author of Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Classes, debate whether playwright Lord Fellowes is right to call for protection for the posh.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Will the unopposed re-election of Fifa president Sepp Blatter undermine the legitimacy of football's governing body? Sports editor David Bond, sports minister Hugh Robertson and chairman of Stoke City Peter Coates analyse if Fifa is corrupt.

Can Egypt's interim government achieve any lasting benefits for the people of the country? Egyptian foreign ministry spokeswoman Menha Bakhoum discusses post-revolution politics.

Nato has apologised for the airstrikes in Afghanistan which killed nine civilians. Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, former British ambassador to Kabul, responds to what President Hamid Karzai says is his last warning to stop such attacks.

What will happen next as the Arab Spring turns into summer? Mona Makram-Ebeid, a former Liberal MP in the Egyptian parliament, Professor Jerry Leach of the American University in Cairo and Abdul Rauf el-Reedy, Egypt's ambassador to Washington under President Mubarak, discuss the sort of changes still expected from Egypt's revolution.


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