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Egypt is in turmoil as its new leader tries to hold onto power. President Morsi is calling for dialogue as protests in Cairo turn deadly. There are fears Syria's besieged government is preparing to use chemical weapons. U. S. Secretary of State Clinton races the clock for a political solution to the Syrian crisis. Iran claims to have captured a U. S. drone. And from Bangladesh, new details on the factory fire that claimed more than 100 lives. James Kitfield of National Journal, Nadia Bilbassy of MBC and Matt Frei of the UK Channel 4 discuss the week’s top international stories, what happened and why.

Help Syrian Refugees

A caller, Daphne, shared with Diane a church that helps Syrian refugees. Contributions can be mailed to:

Antiochean Archdiocese
358 Mountain Road
P.O. Box 5238
Englewood, NJ 07631

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