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1302 Weekly International News Roundupup - NPR Diane Rehm Show

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02/22/2013 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: A deadly bombing in Syria targets the ruling party. Civilian deaths fall sharply in Afghanistan. And Secretary of State John Kerry delivers his first major foreign policy speech. Guest host Steve Roberts and a panel of journalists discuss the week's top international news stories.


David Ignatius - columnist for The Washington Post and contributor to the “Post Partisan” blog on His latest book is titled "Bloodmoney: A Novel of Espionage."
Indira Lakshmanan - senior correspondent covering foreign policy for Bloomberg News.
Yochi Dreazen - contributing editor, The Atlantic and writer-in-residence at the Center for a New American Security

02/15/2013 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: World leaders condemn North Korea's nuclear test. The U.S. and European Union pursue a new trade pact. And Pope Benedict XVI announces his retirement. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.


Michael Hirsh - chief correspondent at National Journal magazine and author of "At War with Ourselves: Why America Is Squandering its Chance to Build a Better World."
Kim Ghattas - State Department correspondent for the BBC and author of a forthcoming book on Hillary Clinton during her years as Secretary of State.
Matt Frei - Washington correspondent of the U.K.'s Channel 4 News.

02/08/2013 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm ShowIran's supreme leader rejects direct talks with the U.S. Turmoil in Tunisia following the assassination of an opposition leader. And the remains of England's Richard III are found and identified.


Mark Landler - current White House correspondent and former diplomatic correspondent for The New York Times.
Elise Labott - CNN foreign affairs reporter.
James Kitfield - senior correspondent for National Journal.

02/01/2013 Weekly International News roundup - NPR Diane Rehm Show: An explosion outside the U.S. embassy in Ankara kills one Turkish guard and wounds two people. U.S. intelligence officials say Al Qaeda’s affiliate in north Africa is seeking to carry out attacks on western targets in the region. Niger, which borders Mali and Algeria, agreed to host American troops and surveillance drones to keep tabs on Islamic militants. An israeli airstrike on Syrian territory drew condemnation from Iran, Hezbollah and Russia. And opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi demand his overthrow after the deadliest week of his seven months in office.


Abderrahim Foukara - Washington bureau chief of Al Jazeera Arabic.
Susan Glasser - editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine.
Yochi Dreazen - contributing editor at The Atlantic and author of a forthcoming book on military suicide.

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