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  • May 10, 2012  

    Suicide bombers struck Thursday in the heart of Syria’s capital of Damascus, killing at least 55 people and wounding at least 370. Jeffrey Brown and NPR’s Kelly McEvers, reporting from Beirut, discuss the finger pointing over who’s behind the attacks and the state of plans to stop the country’s ongoing fighting. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2012  

    Twin bombings tore through the Syrian capital of Damascus Thursday, in the deadliest attacks since the uprising began last year — killing at least 55 people and wounding more than 370, according to state media. There were claims and counterclaims about the blame for the attacks. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2012  

    In other news Friday, an apparent suicide attack rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus. State TV reported at least 10 people were killed and nearly 30 were wounded in a bomb attack targeted at riot police and troops. In Afghanistan, a NATO servicemember was killed by insurgents in the South. Continue reading

  • April 24, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, another three Secret Service agents lost their jobs as a result of the ongoing prostitution scandal ahead of President Obama’s Colombia trip. A total of nine have now been forced out and three have been cleared. Also, a Kofi Annan spokesman accused Syria’s government of subverting U.N. observers’ efforts. Continue reading

  • April 19, 2012  

    Government guns blasted away in the Syrian city of Homs Thursday, oblivious to a U.N. cease-fire. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon proposed sending as many as 300 military observers to Syria while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a new U.N. resolution including an arms embargo. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • April 18, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, the Syrian military escalated attacks on rebel areas despite government claims that it’s adhering to a cease-fire. The attacks drew a rebuke from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Also, at least 22 soldiers died in growing border fighting between Sudan and South Sudan in East Africa. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    After North Korea’s much-hyped long-range missile broke apart early Friday, President Obama joined world leaders in denouncing the launch, saying the international community would take further steps to isolate the country. Angus Walker of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    North Korea’s much-hyped long-range missile broke apart early Friday causing much humiliation for the country’s new leader, Kim Jong-un. Margaret Warner and guests discuss what’s in store for Kim and the rogue nation’s hopes of expanding its military capability in the face of increasing international condemnation. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    In other news Friday, demonstrators poured into the streets in Syria, testing the regime’s commitment to a U.N.-brokered cease-fire. In Egypt, more than 10,000 people amassed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, protesting the newly launched presidential campaign of Hosni Mubarak’s former spy chief, Omar Suleiman. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012  

    After months of heavy fighting and government gunfire, Syria appears “relatively quiet,” according to U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan. Annan had brokered the U.N.-backed cease-fire agreement that went into effect early Thursday. Neil Connery of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading