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The Role Of Gaza's Children In Hamas-Fatah Rivalry

Eight days of Israeli missile strikes on Gaza killed a lot of children — and terrified many more. Yet in this war zone, the task of healing psychological wounds is handled a little differently. The children of Small Hands Kindergarten are barely more than toddlers. Led by their teachers to a public square, they wave toy guns at imaginary Israeli jets overhead and stomp on a poster bearing the Star of David. Yet this kindergarten isn't run by Hamas — it's run by supporters of Fatah. These young children are part of a chorus of voices calling for an end to the two rival factions who rule Gaza and the West Bank respectively.

At His Own Risk, Somali Chef Creates Gourmet Haven In War-Weary Mogadishu

London-raised Ahmed Jama won't give up on Mogadishu, even though his restaurants have been attacked by suicide bombers more than once. In fact, he's leading the city's cultural revival, one dish at a time, by offering residents and visitors a taste of authentic Somali cuisine and hospitality.

No Innocent Spice: The Secret Story Of Nutmeg, Life And Death

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice found in cakes and cider, and even spiking our spinach, if we're lucky. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan back in the 1600s.

Egyptians Debate What New Decrees Will Mean

In Egypt, the main association of judges is calling for a nationwide strike by the country's courts to protest last week's power grab by the Egyptian president. So far, few courts are taking part.

U.S. Maneuvers In Middle East Diplomacy

Host Rachel Martin talks with P.J. Crowley, who served on the National Security Council in the Clinton administration, about the role of the United States in the negotiations between Israel and Hamas and the cease-fire in Gaza. Crowley also served as the U.S. assistant secretary of state for public affairs from 2009 to 2011.

Bullet Dodged In Turkey, But Kurdish Conflict Lingers

A possible humanitarian crisis was averted recently when hundreds of Kurdish inmates called off a 68-day hunger strike. Talks over more rights for the Kurdish minority are promised, but longstanding grievances and heavy loss of life suggest that the Kurdish issue will continue to be a drag on Turkey's regional ambitions.

Fiscal Woes Fade For Catalan's Independence Fervor

Calls for secession in Spain's northern region have been reignited by the economic crisis. Catalonia's leader is vowing to call a referendum on independence, if he's returned to power in Sunday's election.