- Newsmaker: Surge of Violence as US Envoys Arrive in Israel - Will continued fighting between Israelis and Palestinians undermine President Bush's coalition in the war against terrorism? James Bennet, Jerusalem bureau chief of The New York Times, reports on concessions, condemnations, promises and prospects for peace as Bush's new Middle East peace mission gets under way.
- Reporter's Notebook: Advanced Cell Technology's Claim to First Human Clone - Massachusetts-based Advanced Cell Technology claims to be the first company to have successfully cloned human embryos. Medical ethicist Gregory Stock downplays ACT's "limited" success, looks forward to future achievements in therapeutic regeneration, and laments the recent "criminalization" of medical research.
UN Afghanistan Conference
For decades, Afghan ethnic, tribal and religious leaders have been engaged in civil wars that have all but destroyed their country. Today, they or their representatives are gathering at a historic hotel in Bonn, Germany, with the United Nations hoping for commitments to what it calls "a broad-based government." The stakes could not be higher. We get some background on the factions involved from a journalist who has covered Afghanistan for 20 years, then hear about the prospects for peace - including a potential role for women, and the UN's success at nation building.