Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including anti-government protests in Turkey, the capture of a key town by Syrian troops with help from Hezbollah and President Barack Obama's high-profile summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls for anti-government protests to stop and says charges of excessive police force are being investigated. Syrian troops, with help from Hezbollah, capture two cities in the country’s opposition heartland. A U.N. peacekeeping unit says it will withdraw from the buffer zone between Israel and Syria following fighting between rebels and Syrian forces. And an Egyptian court convicts 43 defendants, including 16 Americans, in a case against democracy promotion groups. A panel of journalists join Diane for the international hour of our Friday News Roundup.


David Ignatius

columnist for The Washington Post and contributor to the “Post Partisan” blog on His latest book is titled "Bloodmoney: A Novel of Espionage."

Susan Glasser

editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine.

Matt Frei

Washington correspondent of the U.K.'s Channel 4 News.

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