Suspicions of a large-scale chemical attack in Syria. A court orders former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak transferred to house arrest. And the trial of a former communist party heavyweight in China. A panel of journalists review the week's top international news stories.
The Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters are back in the streets. The government has said it will use live ammunition to protect public buildings and security forces. After Wednesday's crackdown left more than 600 people dead and nearly 4,000 wounded, the country is is shedding more blood.
President Obama is canceling joint military exercises with Egypt and condemning the violence that is taking place there. But the administration has stopped short of suspending aid to the Egyptian military. The U.S. faces a policy conundrum in Egypt, which has long played a key role in regional stability.
Egypt's Interior Ministry has authorized the use of deadly force against protesters targeting police and state institutions. The death toll has surpassed 600 since Wednesday and spread outside the bloody crackdown in Cairo against supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
The Muslim Brotherhood has called for a mass rally on Friday in a challenge to the government's declaration of a month-long state of emergency and a dusk-to-dawn curfew. David Greene talks to Mona al-Qazzaz, a spokeswoman for the Muslim Brotherhood in London.
The international humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders has announced it will leave Somalia after 22 years on the ground in the troubled East African country. The group says both armed militias and civilian leadership are complicit in attacks on their workers. David Greene talks with the group's international president Unni Karunakara.
Controversy over Russia's new anti-gay law is affecting this year's World Athletic Championships. Athletes who are in Moscow for the games are speaking out about the law. How athletes are reacting could be a test for what's to come at the Sochi Olympics.
On Thursday, more than 200 bodies of those killed in a crackdown on protesters by the Egyptian military were being prepared for burial at the El-Iman mosque in Cairo. Some mourners said the government was pressuring them to say the dead committed suicide or died of natural causes.
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