Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

Syria's deputy oil minister appeared to defect his post to join the “revolution of this dignified people"; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to the U.S. and told President Obama that Israel would be "master of its fate"; and six world powers demanded on Thursday that Iran allow international inspectors to visit a military installation suspected of containing nuclear plans. Yochi Dreazen of National Journal, Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy magazine, and Hisham Melhem of Al-Arabiya join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Greece’s creditors agreed to an historic restructuring of the government’s debt, setting the stage for another bailout. The leader of Syria’s main opposition group rejected calls by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan for dialogue with President Assad’s government. Six world powers demanded Iran let international inspectors visit an army site where atomic bomb tests may have taken place. Russian opposition activists pledged more protests until Vladmir Putin’s inauguration. And a social media campaign shines a light on Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. Yochi Dreazen of National Journal, Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy magazine and Hisham Melhem of Al-Arabiya join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

Yochi Dreazen

senior national security correspondent, National Journal magazine.

Susan Glasser

editor-in-chief, Foreign Policy.

Hisham Melhem

Washington bureau chief, Al-Arabiya News Channel.

Related Video

Please familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct and Terms of Use before posting your comments.

Our address has changed!

The Diane Rehm Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.