- Making News: Syria to Withdraw from Lebanon
In Lebanon, a United Nations commission has begun its investigation into the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, while protesters continue to call for the removal of all Syrian troops from their country. Meanwhile, in the face of regional and international pressure, Syria has said it will withdraw its troops, but hasn-t said when. Hassan Fattah of the New York Times offers some history and brings us up to date.
- Reporter's Notebook: Humanitarian Aid Two Months after the Tsunami Disaster
It-s been almost two months since a massive tsunami hit Southeast Asia and generated a massive wave of media coverage and an outpouring of donations. Meantime, in Africa, it's taken an Oscar-nominated movie to shine a spotlight on crises that almost never seem to make global headlines. We learn about the challenges of creating long-term relief programs from Nancy Aossey of the International Medical Corps and Michael Clough of Human Rights Watch.
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