Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

The European Union announced an embargo on oil imports from Iran to raise the pressure on Tehran's nuclear program; mass killings of Syrian protestors continued following an Arab League visit; and a wave of bombings targeting Shiites killed 72 people in Iraq. Tom Gjelten of NPR, Nadia Bilbassy of Middle East Broadcast Centre, and Mark Landler of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

The Taliban tentatively agreed to open an office in Qatar. Dozens died in bombings inside and outside of Baghdad yesterday. The Arab League is criticized for failing to halt violence in Syria. The League is now seeking technical assistance from the U.N. And the European Union agreed in principle to an embargo on Iranian oil. Tom Gjelten of NPR, Nadia Bilbassy of Middle East Broadcast Centre and Mark Landler of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

Nadia Bilbassy

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

Mark Landler

White House correspondent, The New York Times.

Tom Gjelten

NPR national security correspondent and author of "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause."

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