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.
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.
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.
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