Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

North Korea attempted to launch a long-range rocket today, but it broke apart soon after take-off; a fragile cease-fire took hold in Syria, where more than 1,000 civilians have been killed in the past nine weeks; U.S. officials signed a compromise agreement that gives Afghan authorities oversight over nighttime raids carried out by American troops. James Kitfield of National Journal, Nadia Bilbassy of MBC-TV and Mark Landler of The New York Times join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Syria is in a state of uneasy calm as both sides of the conflict appear to be mostly honoring a U.N.-negotiated truce. The international community widely condemns North Korea for attempting to launch a long-range rocket to advance its nuclear weapons program. Egypt's parliament takes steps to keep senior officials from the Mubarak regime out of the presidential race. The U.S. and Afghanistan reach a deal over conducting controversial night raids. And China removes a key Communist official with alleged connections to the mysterious death of a British businessman. James Kitfield of National Journal, Nadia Bilbassy of MBC-TV and Mark Landler of The New York Times join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Guests

James Kitfield

senior correspondent, National Journal.

Nadia Bilbassy

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

Mark Landler

White House correspondent, The New York Times.

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