The Nachar family had a reputation for opposing the Assads' rule even before last year's uprising. They're even more active now. Family members have protested outside the United Nations, raised money to supply the rebels and helped establish an opposition political movement.
Roger Federer now shares the Wimbledon men's singles record with Pete Sampras and William Renshaw. Andy Murray had hoped to be the first Briton to win the Wimbledon title in 76 years. Linda Wertheimer talks to Doug Robson, who covered Wimbledon for USA Today, about the tournament.
Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about her reporting trip to towns in southern Yemen, which recently came under fire from what are believed to be unmanned drones.
Liberia is launching its first large-scale military operation since the end of its brutal civil war. Liberia's army, which has been trained by the U.S. military over the last six years, is going after mercenaries and rebels who are using thick forest as cover from which to launch ambushes in neighboring Ivory Coast.
The bassist and bandleader was born in Malaysia to Chinese parents, but as a toddler she moved with her family to Australia. Oh has since traveled back to Shanghai, where her grandmother is from, and taken up Mandarin classes. Her album weaves in her family's stories — and even their languages.
Collapsing to the ground, Roger Federer rolled right back up with a look of joy as he took in his seventh Wimbledon title on Sunday. He beat out Britain's Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 in a match that electrified fans and came this close to giving the UK its first Wimbledon men's singles title since 1936.
Libyans voted Saturday in their first post-revolutionary parliamentary elections. Candidates from more than 140 parties are contesting the vote. Guest host David Greene talks with Fred Wehrey, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, for more on how the transition to democracy is already running into trouble.
The world's youngest nation, South Sudan, marks its first year of independence Monday, after emerging from 60 years of civil war and seceding from its northern neighbor. Guest host David Greene talks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the challenges the country faces.
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