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Friday News Roundup - International

The leaders of more than a dozen countries attended a meeting in Tehran, Iran, aimed at ending the violence in Syria. Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi fired his intelligence chief and other top security officials on Wednesday in response to the killings of 16 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula. And the murder trial of Bo Xilai's wife, Gu Kailai, concluded in China behind closed doors. Courtney Kube of NBC News, Tom Gjelten of NPR and Nadia Bilbassy of MBC TV join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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The Unrest In Syria - What Happens Next

We chat with a local activist in the Washington region who is part of the opposition movement pushing for regime change in Syria.

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Chicken With A Side Of Controversy

We explore why the controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A has put our politics and our plates on a collision course.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Syrian warplanes bombed Aleppo as rebel forces fought for several neighborhoods in the commercial capital. Violence in more than a dozen Iraqi cities killed 100 people. European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi vowed to defend the euro. North Korean officials confirmed for the first time that dictator Kim Jong Eun is married. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson of NPR, Warren Strobel of Reuters and Elise Labott of CNN join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Chaos In Syria And Regional Implications

Attacks in Damascus and what the ongoing chaos in Syria may mean for Iran, Israel and security in the region.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Russia and China once again block U.N. action to try to halt bloodshed in Syria. Secretary of State Clinton visits Israel and Egypt. And security for the London Olympics comes under scrutiny. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Kofi Annan: "Interventions: A Life in War and Peace"

Kofi Annan was the first sub-Saharan African to serve as secretary-general of the United Nations. His thoughts on the U.N.'s successes, missed opportunities and ongoing challenges, and his work trying to broker peace in Syria.

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Afghanistan: Lessons Learned (And Unlearned)

Author Rajiv Chandrasekaran joins Kojo to explore the war within the war for Afghanistan.

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"Snow-Storm in August:" D.C.'s First Race Riot

In 1835, a drunken slave entered his mistress' bedroom with an axe, setting in motion events that would lead to Washington's first race riot. We learn about the fascinating, and nearly forgotten, characters involved in the incident and its aftermath.

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Future Of The Silver Line

Extending rail service to Loudoun County is about more than transportation. We explore the political and societal aspects of the Silver Line.

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