Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta makes his first trip to Iraq to address attacks on U.S. troops, the assassination of Ahmed Walid Karzai leaves questions about how his death will affect U.S. operations, and police in India try to determine who was behind Tuesday's terrorist bombing that killed seventeen people in Mumbai.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said today the United States now recognizes Libya's main rebel group as the nation's legitimate government. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed concern over the rise in U.S. troop deaths there. Afghans mourned President Karzai's half-brother, who was assassinated by a bodyguard. Syria condemned a comment by Secretary of State Clinton that President Assad had lost legitimacy to rule. Terrorist bombings in India claimed at least 18 lives. South Sudan became the U.N.'s newest member. Rebekah Brooks of the
Murdoch media empire resigned. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

David Ignatius

columnist, The Washington Post; contributor to “Post Partisan” blog on washingtonpost.com. His latest book is titled "Bloodmoney: A Novel of Espionage."

Nadia Bilbassy

senior U.S. correspondent, MBC TV -- Middle East Broadcast Centre.

Yochi Dreazen

senior national security correspondent, National Journal magazine.

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