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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.


Global Markets Are Tanking. Why, And What's To Come?

David Greene talks with David Wessel of the Wall Street Journal and the Brookings Institution about the causes and effects of the ongoing slide in global markets.

NATO Orders Ships Into Aegean Sea To Aid Migrant And Refugee Crisis

The NATO maritime force will contribute "critical information and surveillance to help counter human trafficking and criminal networks," says NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

North Korea Expels South Koreans From Joint Park, Cuts 2 Hotline Ties

North Korea is freezing all assets related to the Kaesong Industrial Complex and cutting two communications hotlines between the neighboring countries.

Pope To Visit Mexico As Priests Find Themselves On Drug War's Front Lines

Pope Francis travels to Mexico on Friday, a country where suspected narco-traffickers have murdered nearly a dozen Catholic priests in the last few years.

Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

Elderly Former Nazi Death Camps Guard On Trial In Germany

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard is on trial in Germany for 170,000 counts of accessory to murder. Reinhold Hanning admits to being a guard at the camp but denies he was involved in mass murder.

At Munich Meeting, Kerry To Push For Cease-Fire In Syria

Efforts to end a Russian-backed offensive by the Syrian regime now turn to a diplomatic showdown between Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart at a meeting in Munich.

Once Pakistan's Pride, Its Embattled National Airline Fights To Survive

Decades ago, Pakistan International Airlines was a trendy airline whose flight attendants wore Pierre Cardin uniforms. These days the national carrier is $3 billion in debt and fighting privatization.

The Precarious Existence Of Iran's Sunni Muslims

Shiite-majority Iran is home to millions of Sunnis, including the Sunni imam who opened his door to NPR's Steve Inskeep in Tehran. "We live together nicely," he insists. But he must speak with care.