FROM Maria Abi-Habib
Top Hezbollah Military Leader Killed in Beirut A senior commander of Hezbollah was assassinated today in Beirut, apparently another incident in Lebanon's sad history as a battleground for proxy wars. Maria Abi-Habib reports from there for the Wall Street Journal .
Anti-US Tensions Mount in Egypt Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi have camped out in Tahrir Square calling for Morsi's reinstatement. The military is now threatening to empty the square Monday if they do not leave. Maria Abi-Habib, Middle East correspondent for the Wall Street Journal , joins us from Cairo.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.