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?
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.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.