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  • January 19, 2012   BY Larisa Epatko  

    King Abdullah II of Jordan told Margaret Warner Thursday that he expects the “loss of life” will continue in Syria and that the key players “don’t really know what to do” about the conflict in the Middle Eastern country. Continue reading

  • January 19, 2012  

    King Abdullah II of Jordan, the first Arab leader to urge President Assad to step down, sat down with Margaret Warner Thursday to discuss his expectation of more killings in Syria, the Arab League’s role in quelling unrest there as well as the latest Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative and reforms within his own kingdom. Continue reading

  • November 14, 2011  

    Jordan’s King Abdullah called on Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Monday to halt the crackdown on dissidents that has left at least 3,500 dead since March. His statement comes after a weekend vote by Arab League nations to suspend Syria’s membership. Independent Television News’ John Ray reports. Continue reading

  • November 14, 2011  

    The Arab League voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to suspend Syria’s membership in an effort to further pressure President Bashar al Assad to stop the crackdown on dissidents. Margaret Warner discusses the growing frustration with Syria with The Atlantic Council’s Michele Dunne and University of Maryland’s Shibley Telhami. Continue reading

  • March 25, 2011  

    In other news Friday, Japanese officials warned one of the nuclear reactor cores at the stricken Fukushima power plant may have been breached. Two workers were hospitalized for radiation burns while working to repair the reactor. Also, the U.N. reported that up to 1 million people have fled escalating violence in Ivory Coast. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Are there any economic explanations for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment adviser Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer’s 1996 book, “The … Continue reading

  • February 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Is there an economic explanation for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment advisor Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University, historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer’s 1996 book, “The … Continue reading

  • September 6, 2010  

    Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Jordan on the day-to-day difficulties of Iraqi refugees. Some refugees have fled from their homeland to avoid the conflict in Iraq and will probably never return home. Continue reading

  • March 9, 2010  

    Vice President Joe Biden is in the Middle East, meeting with Israeli officials about resuming peace talks after more than a year or deadlock in the region. He pledged commitment to Israel’s security, but condemned plans to expand settlements eastward. Margaret Warner reports on the U.S. attempts to broker peace. Continue reading

  • January 5, 2010  

    The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA officers in Afghanistan last week is reported to have been a Jordanian double agent who American officials recruited to help provide intelligence on al-Qaida leaders. Gwen Ifill speaks with two experts about who the attacker was, and how he was able to carry out the devastating attack. Continue reading