After decades of neglect and abuse by Egypt's former regime, Bedouin tribesmen say they are kidnapping Western visitors in an attempt to force the government to meet basic needs such as running water. They say they aren't happy doing it, but they feel they have no choice.
In the last public event of his three-day visit to the island, Pope Benedict XVI called on Cuba, and the world, to change and choose a path of "love, reconciliation and brotherhood." Benedict met with Fidel Castro before departing the island — but did not meet with dissidents.
This week's summit is the first in Iraq in more than twenty years, and the first since the Arab Spring uprisings began. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks about what the summit means for the host nation, and discusses recent developments in the Arab world with Adeed Dawisha of Miami University and Ned Parker, with the Council on Foreign Relations.
Pope Benedict is in Cuba's capital Havana for Wednesday's morning's open-air mass that is expected to attract huge crowds. On Tuesday, the pope made a pilgrimage to the country's most revered place: the Basilica of the Virgin of Charity.
For the first time, oil has been discovered in the East African nation of Kenya. The country's energy minister quickly held a news conference. Holding up a bottle of crude, he pledged to make sure oil is a blessing for the people and not a curse. Will Ross of the BBC talks to David Greene about how oil can be a plague on unprepared nations.
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