Syria, Pakistan, Germany

In this week’s podcast: the Syrian government escalates its use of force against protestors; Pakistan’s prime minister calls for investigation into the army’s intelligence of bin Laden’s hideout; Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel announces her backing for the next president of the European Central Bank.

Presented by James Blitz with Abigail Fielding-Smith in Beirut, Farhan Bokhari in Islamabad, Quentin Peel in Berlin and David Gardner in London.

Produced by LJ Filotrani