A deeply divided U.N. Security Council meets today to vote on an extension of the U.N. Monitoring Mission in Syria. A British draft resolution, supported by the West and most Arab states would extend the mission but would also threaten Bashar Assad's regime with sanctions and potentially military action unless it halts violence against civilians. Russia has vowed to veto such a resolution.
Three top aides to Syrian President Bashar Assad were killed Wednesday in a bomb attack in Damascus. Robert Siegel speaks with Andrew J. Tabler, author of the book In the Lion's Den: An Eyewitness Account of Washington's Battle with Syria, about those killed and what the attack means for both the Assad regime and the opposition. Tabler is also a senior fellow in the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
At least four people were killed and more than two dozen wounded at the airport in Burgas. There was an explosion on a bus that had just been boarded by Israelis who had arrived in the Baltic Sea resort.
Wednesday's bombing in Damascus, which killed several senior figures in President Bashar Assad's inner circle, also shattered the notion that he and his government still have firm control of the capital.
Reporter David Kirkpatrick, the Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, reflects on his time reporting on the Arab Spring and discusses what the election of President Mohammed Morsi means for Egypt, the United States and Israel.
People around the world are marking 'Mandela Day' by doing 67 minutes of public service — that's one minute for every year he spent fighting for human rights. Host Michel Martin speaks to Mandela's granddaughter Tukwini Mandela to find out how the South African elder statesman is celebrating his 94th birthday.
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