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Syria Bars 17 Western Diplomats, Including U.S. Ambassador

Diplomats on the list are from the U.S., U.K., Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany and Canada. They're all countries that have been condemning the Assad regime's deadly crackdown on dissent.

Connecticut Family Of Six, Houston Sisters Among Dead In Nigerian Crash

Among the more than 150 fatalities were a couple from Connecticut and their four small children. They were going to a wedding. So were the sisters from Texas.

Reports: Drone Strike Targeted Al-Qaida's 'Leading Propagandist'

Officials from Pakistan and the U.S. are telling news outlets that Abu Yahya al-Libi was among those meant to be killed. But his fate is unknown.

Sectarian Syrian Group Blamed In Houla Massacre

An investigation into the massacre in Houla, Syria, indicates most of the victims were shot at close range or bayoneted. The Damascus government insists rebels committed the act. But independent accounts from survivors, backed by U.N. officials, say most of the killing was done by a militia loyal to the Assad regime in coordination with the Syrian army.

Tunisian Women Turn Revolution Into Opportunity

In the year since Tunisia touched off the Arab Spring, women have assumed a number of high-profile positions. As part of his Revolutionary Road Trip across North Africa, Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep looks at how the roles of women are changing.