Turkey's Prime Minister has given more details about the cargo on board a Syrian passenger plane that was intercepted by Turkish Air Force jets and forced to land in Ankara on Wednesday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the plane was carrying "defense equipment" for the Syrian military. Officials in both Syria and Russia have denied that claim.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the United States is facing the possibility of a "cyber-Pearl Harbor." James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Thom Shanker of the New York Times and Greg Nojeim of the Center for Democracy and Technology join Diane to discuss concerns over cybersecurity and the administration’s plans to combat the threat.
The Taliban threatened the Yousafzai family in northern Pakistan for years because they were outspoken in supporting girls' education. NPR reporter Philip Reeves recounts his previous meetings with the family patriarch, whose daughter, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai, is now fighting for her life.
Artillery fire between Syria and Turkey has further raised the stakes, and NATO has pledged to defend its Turkish ally. NPR's Peter Kenyon, Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma, and Soner Cagaptay of The Washington Institute discuss the broader implications.
The French know how to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of how cooking changes the taste, texture and color of food. Hundreds of scientists gathered recently near the village where Louis-Camille Maillard was born to honor him.
Tensions are heating up between Syria and Turkey, as rebels and regime troops continue to battle it out. Host Michel Martin discusses whether the conflict can spill over with Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera International and Radwan Ziadeh of the Syrian National Council, a coalition of exiles opposing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Republicans challenge the State Department over security at the Libyan consulate. The U.S. sends troops to Jordan to monitor the Syrian crisis. And outrage mounts over the Taliban's shooting of a 14-year-old Pakistani girl. Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera, Courtney Kube of NBC and Nathan Guttman of Channel 1 Israeli News join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
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