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: President Obama called for Syrian president Assad to step down; Insurgents in Iraq killed 100 civilians there; and Libyan rebels advanced on Moammar Gadhafi's compound in Tripoli.

President Obama and European leaders escalated pressure on Syrian President Assad, calling for him to resign. World stock markets tumbled on fears of a new global recession. Opposition fighters in Libya’s western mountains claimed control of the country’s last functioning oil refinery. Turkey launched a heavy air and artillery assault on Kurdish guerrilla targets in northern Iraq. Insurgents staged an attack on a British Council office in Kabul. And India’s leading anti-corruption campaigner won the right to stage a public hunger strike. A panel of journalists joins Diane for the international hour of The Friday News Roundup.

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."

Nancy Youssef

Pentagon correspondent, McClatchy newspapers.

Thom Shanker

Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times.

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