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Muslim Brotherhood Delegation Visits D.C.

Members of Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party — the political arm of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood — are in Washington this week on the group's first official U.S. visit. Robert Siegel speaks with Egyptian parliamentarian Abdul Mawgoud Rageh Dardery, a member of the delegation, about the visit and the Muslim Brotherhood's growing power in Egypt.

With A Dose Of Caution, Kurds Oppose Syrian Regime

Syria's Kurds feel they've been treated badly by the Syrian regime and would like to see it fall. But many are hesitant to join an all-out fight to topple President Bashar Assad, because they are also unsure about what might come next.

Turmoil In Mali Deepens After Military Coup

Mali is in political crisis after a coup d'etat in March that toppled the president and drove him into hiding. An Islamic rebel group has taken control of the north of Mali. NPR foreign correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton discusses the rapidly changing situation from the capital city Bamako.
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Friday News Roundup - International

A panel of journalists joins Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.


'Kony 2012, Part II' Is Released

The advocacy group Invisible Children has a sequel to Kony 2012, a video about African warlord Joseph Kony that's now been watched more than 100 million times.

In Greece, Retiree's Suicide Sparks Protests And Clashes With Police

Overnight, Molotov cocktails and tear gas canisters were flying in Athens as what had been peaceful gatherings turned violent. A 77-year-old man's public suicide has reignited anger over austerity measures. He has put a human face on financial pain.

Bond Auction Indicates Europe's Troubles Persist

A Spanish bond auction went poorly Wednesday, suggesting that Spain may be becoming the next Greece. It was the first auction without a lot of help from the European central bank.