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Syrian Strife Draws In Neighbors, Global Players

Iran, Israel, Russia and Saudi Arabia are among the key global stakeholders in the conflict that has taken an estimated 93,000 lives. Here's a look at what some of them stand to gain — or lose.
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Lebanon Feels The Pain Of Syrian War Spillover

Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin talks to Michael Young, the opinion page editor of the Daily Star newspaper in Beirut, about the spillover of Syria's conflict into Lebanon.
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Baghdad Businessman Reflects On Violence In Iraq

Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin talks to Baghdad businessman Haider al-Jumaili about the growing violence in Iraq, where more than a thousand people died in May.
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Putting Up A Good Front For The G8

County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland is hosting this year's G8 Summit. To spruce up the recession-hit area, the county has created some fake storefronts. Host Rachel Martin speaks with District Council member Brendan Hegarty.
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Will America Need Boots On The Ground In Syria?

Middle East analyst Andrew Tabler talks to Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin about the U.S.'s decision this week to arm the Syrian rebels.
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Syria, Economy Top The G8 Agenda

Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley as President Obama departs for the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland.
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Economy Was Key In Iranian Election

Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin speaks with Karim Sadjadpour, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to learn more about new Iran's president-elect, cleric Hassan Rouhani.
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Police Clear Protesters In Istanbul Park

Turkish riot police have cleared protesters from Gezi park and Taksim Square in Istanbul. The move ends the 19-day occupation of the spaces. But as NPR's Peter Kenyon reports, protesters are saying they will return.

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