Friday News Roundup - International

Iraqi Christians who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqush, about 30 kilometers east of the northern province of Nineveh, rest upon their arrival at the Saint-Joseph church in the Kurdish city of Arbil, in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, on August 7, 2014. Gunmen from the Sunni Muslim Islamic State (IS) seized Qaraqush, Iraq's largest Christian town, and several others near Mosul following the withdrawal of Kurdish peshmerga fighters, inhabitants said.   - SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi Christians who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqush, about 30 kilometers east of the northern province of Nineveh, rest upon their arrival at the Saint-Joseph church in the Kurdish city of Arbil, in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, on August 7, 2014. Gunmen from the Sunni Muslim Islamic State (IS) seized Qaraqush, Iraq's largest Christian town, and several others near Mosul following the withdrawal of Kurdish peshmerga fighters, inhabitants said.

SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images

Friday News Roundup - International

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories: The United States begins strikes in northern Iraq against Islamic militants. Israel and Hamas resume attacks after a three-day cease fire in Gaza. And Russia retaliates against sanctions by banning some U.S. and E.U. imports.

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories: The U.S. begins airstrikes in northern Iraq against Islamic militants. U.S. food aid is dropped to refugees after Sunni radicals capture a strategic dam in Mosul. Israel and Hamas resume attacks after a three-day cease fire in Gaza. Presidential rivals in Afghanistan sign a unity government agreement. The World Health Organization declares a global emergency as Ebola continues to spread in West Africa.

Guests

Paul Danahar

Washington bureau chief, BBC; author of "The New Middle East: The World After the Arab Spring."

Elise Labott

global affairs correspondent, CNN.

Scott Wilson

White House bureau chief and former foreign editor, The Washington Post.

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