Conflict

The Deepening Conflict In Syria

August 30, 2012

The conflict in Syria is in its 18th month. Why international efforts to halt the bloodshed have failed and how the crush of refugees is overwhelming border nations.

Friday News Roundup - International

August 24, 2012

President Barack Obama warned Syria on Monday that it could face American military intervention if there were signs it was moving chemical weapons for use. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon announced plans to attend the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran next week. And German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with French President Francois Hollande in Berlin about how to solve the eurozone financial crisis. David Sanger of The New York Times, Michele Kelemen of NPR and Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

August 17, 2012

A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan killed seven American troops and four Afghans. The U.S. accused Iran of building and training a Syrian militia. The euro zone economy contracted in the second quarter despite German growth. And Ecuador granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum. Yochi Dreazen of National Journal, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and Thom Shanker of The New York Times join guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

August 10, 2012

The leaders of more than a dozen countries attended a meeting in Tehran, Iran, aimed at ending the violence in Syria. Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi fired his intelligence chief and other top security officials on Wednesday in response to the killings of 16 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula. And the murder trial of Bo Xilai's wife, Gu Kailai, concluded in China behind closed doors. Courtney Kube of NBC News, Tom Gjelten of NPR and Nadia Bilbassy of MBC TV join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - International

July 27, 2012

Syrian warplanes bombed Aleppo as rebel forces fought for several neighborhoods in the commercial capital. Violence in more than a dozen Iraqi cities killed 100 people. European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi vowed to defend the euro. North Korean officials confirmed for the first time that dictator Kim Jong Eun is married. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson of NPR, Warren Strobel of Reuters and Elise Labott of CNN join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Chaos In Syria And Regional Implications

July 23, 2012

Attacks in Damascus and what the ongoing chaos in Syria may mean for Iran, Israel and security in the region.

Friday News Roundup - International

July 20, 2012

Russia and China once again block U.N. action to try to halt bloodshed in Syria. Secretary of State Clinton visits Israel and Egypt. And security for the London Olympics comes under scrutiny. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Ending Violence Against Women Worldwide

July 12, 2012

The public execution of an Afghan woman falsely accused of adultery has prompted international outrage. New efforts to curb violence against women.

Marie Tillman: "The Letter"

Marie Tillman: "The Letter"

July 5, 2012

In 2003, Pat Tillman wrote a "just in case" letter to his wife before leaving for Afghanistan to serve with the Army Rangers. She recounts how that letter helped her remake her life after his death.

Mexico's Presidential Election

July 2, 2012

Diane and her guests discuss how the results of Mexico's presidential election will impact the drug wars, the country's changing economic picture and U.S.-Mexico relations.

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