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Libya Hit With Turbulent Week

It has been a week of unexpectedly violent protests across much of the Arab world. It started when protesters attacked and killed four Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. NPR's Leila Fadel tells host Scott Simon the latest on the violence, as protests erupt elsewhere in the region over an anti-Islam film.

For Young Greeks, A Communal Escape From Woes

Facing their country's worst recession in a half-century, many young Greeks are leaving for jobs abroad. But an eco-commune on a Greek island is drawing visitors who learn to forage for nuts, plant herbs and blaze their own paths.

U.S., Israel Divided Over 'Red Line' For Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is stepping up pressure on the Obama administration to draw clear red lines when it comes to Iran's nuclear program. But Israeli and U.S. observers say the issue has become too public.

Rosh Hashana's Sacred Bread Offers Meaning In Many Shapes And Sizes

Making challah for the Jewish New Year lets the baker take a moment to reflect on life's blessings. The bread can be shaped into the traditional round, or a lion or bird to echo Bible verses or the maker's preference.

Reporter Hotline: What Awaits Abroad After Election

Weekend Edition is answering your questions about issues and candidates. This week, we address inquiries about foreign policy and U.S. involvement in the Middle East and Afghanistan.

Former Diplomat: Doing A Good Job Invites Risk

Ryan Crocker mourns the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who died in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya on Tuesday. But as a former ambassador himself, Crocker says, "We can manage risk, but we can't prevent it if we do our jobs."

Anti-Japan Protests Erupt In China Over Disputed Islands

A controversy that has lasted decades boiled over this past week, spilling into China's streets Saturday. Thousands demonstrated in one of the biggest protests in Beijing in recent years.