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  • July 19, 2012    

    The whereabouts of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are unknown. He hasn’t made a public or televised appearance since rebels attacked a government building in the capital Damascus on Wednesday, killing three top officials including the defense minister. Continue reading

  • July 19, 2012  

    Despite harsh condemnation from other members of the U.N. Security Council, China and Russia vetoed a resolution that would have pressured Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to end violence against the uprising there. A Russian official said the measure would give Western countries leverage in overturning the government. Continue reading

  • July 19, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, Bulgarian officials announced that the suicide bomber responsible for Wenesday’s bus attack in Burgas had a fake Michigan driver’s license. Also, organizers of the London Olympics fear huge delays at Heathrow Airport as British border guards announce a 24-hour strike for the eve of the Games. Continue reading

  • July 19, 2012  

    In addition to the diplomatic tension with China and Russia, reports that some of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapon stockpiles were recently moved have increased fears. Jeffrey Brown talks to Leonard Spector of the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Julian Barnes of The Wall Street Journal. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012    

    A new report on the global toll of AIDS finds real reason for optimism as researchers, politicians and patients prepare for the international AIDS conference in Washington, D.C., next week. Gwen Ifill spoke with UNAIDS’ executive director, Michel Sidebe, on … Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012   BY  

    Syrian rebels made headway this week, pushing into the capital Damascus and killing at least three top government officials. The infiltration, coupled with continued defections of members of the Syrian military, show the regime might be starting to crumble, some analysts say. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012    

    Making drug consumption legal in the United States would lessen its use and take the illegal stream of money away from the criminal cartels now thriving on the trade in Mexico, former Mexican President Vicente Fox told David Nazar of PBS SoCal in Los Angeles this week. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012  

    Bomb attacks at the Syrian national security headquarters killed members of President Bashar al-Assad’s inner circle, including the defense minister and Assad’s brother-in-law. Meanwhile, U.S. officials voiced concern about Syria’s increasing instability and vulnerable chemical weapon sites. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, a bomb exploded on a bus transporting Israeli youth in a resort town in Bulgaria, killing at least six people. In Northern Afghanistan, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a bomb that damaged 22 NATO supply trucks. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012  

    Organizers of the London Olympic Games face security concerns and unfinished opening ceremonies with only nine more days to go. Keir Simmons of Independent Television News has a report. Continue reading