FROM Kim Deen
15,000 Education Staffers Suspended in Turkey's Post-coup Wake Turkey is still coping with this weekend's attempted coup and, today, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s suspended more than 15,000 educators, creating a sense of panic about what might happen next. Kim Deen, a reporter based in Istanbul for the Middle East Eye , has the latest.
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?
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.
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?