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.