Many Egyptians are angry about authorities' failure to prevent a riot after a soccer game earlier this week. Meanwhile, gunmen in the Sinai peninsula are reportedly demanding ransom for two American women.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned of retaliation if Israel tries to hit Iran's nuclear sites. His comments followed word that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta believes there's a strong likelihood of such action by Israel this spring.
Police have apprehended a man accused of stealing five tons of ice from a glacier in Chile. The Guardian reports police nabbed him with the illicit ice in his refrigerated truck. They believe he planned to sell it as designer ice cubes to the trendy bars of Santiago.
Greece is trying to make a deal to slash the amount of money it owes bondholders. Hedge funds will take significant losses. But the International Monetary Fund also loaned Greece a lot of money, and it will be paid back in full. If the IMF isn't paid back, most countries will not lend Greece any more money.
The Syrian government's crackdown on an uprising in 1982 was so brutal that Syrians rarely spoke about it. But now, some Syrians plan to mark the 30th anniversary of the events in Hama as they continue with the current uprising.
As al-Qaida fragments, threats to the U.S. are changing, though not disappearing, say intelligence officials. They are now worried about the threat posed by al-Qaida affiliates in Africa and the Mideast — and particularly how they may take advantage of unrest after the Arab Spring.
The ongoing violence in Syria is testing the power — and credibility — of the Arab League. Host Audie Cornish speaks with Shibley Telhami, a professor at the University of Maryland and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, for some context on the Arab League.
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