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  • January 20, 2012  

    In other news Friday, six U.S. marines were killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed it shot down the chopper, but U.S. officials said there was no indication that enemy fire was involved. Also, France warned that its forces might leave Afghanistan early. Continue reading

  • January 19, 2012    

    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  

    As the Arab League’s peace monitoring mission in Syria officially came to an end Thursday, Syrian opposition activists said security forces had killed at least 16 more people. The monitors were assessing whether President Bashar al-Assad’s regime had stopped firing on civilians as promised. Margaret Warner reports. 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

  • January 18, 2012    

    Omani fisherman in a harbor along the Strait of Hormuz. Photo by Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images. In the salons of foreign policy wonks in Washington and New York, a fast and furious debate is raging over whether the United States or … Continue reading

  • January 18, 2012  

    Tehran claimed Wednesday that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had received a letter from President Obama containing threats and an offer of new talks. Margaret Warner reports on the rising tension between the two countries, as well as allusions of military confrontation. Continue reading

  • January 18, 2012  

    Riding on more sanctions and rhetoric, tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to escalate. Margaret Warner discusses whether the U.S. and Iran appear to be sliding into war with Tufts University’s Vali Nasr and Dennis Ross, who served in the National Security Council and State Department in four administrations. Continue reading

  • January 17, 2012    

    The SEGA — Secondary Education for Girls Advancement — school in a small village in Tanzania is aimed at helping women complete high school in a country with a low graduation rate. Continue reading

  • January 17, 2012  

    The chances of finding survivors aboard a capsized cruise liner began fading Tuesday, as the Italian navy blasted into the ship’s hull and the death count climbed to 11. Martin Geissler of Independent Television News has the latest on the continuing search efforts and the potential evidence building against the ship’s captain. Continue reading

  • January 17, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, opponents of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker collected enough signatures to force a recall election. The drive began after Walker pushed through a law that ended collective bargaining rights for public employees. Also, in Haiti, at least 23 people were killed when a truck hauling earthquake rubble crashed. Continue reading