Weekend Edition Saturday
Jul 19, 2014 — NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
Jul 12, 2014 — More than 120 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes since the current Israeli military operation began, and nearly a dozen Israelis have been seriously injured by rocket fire from Gaza.
Jul 5, 2014 — In the year since Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted, a military man was elected president and a budding insurgency has grown, as correspondent Leila Fadel tells NPR's Tamara Keith.
Jun 28, 2014 — The road to violent jihad has never been so smooth. Westerners hoping to join the fight in Syria, and now Iraq, can take a flight to Turkey and meet hundreds of rebel groups eager to train them.
Jun 21, 2014 — In addition to the gain by Sunni fighters, there has also been a show of force by Shiite-led militants. NPR's Scott Simon gets an update on the situation from NPR's Alice Fordham in Baghdad.
Jun 14, 2014 — President Obama ruled out sending in U.S. ground forces to Iraq, but vows to take action. NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Jane Arraf as Islamic fighters push closer to Baghdad.
Jun 7, 2014 — President Obama has had an eventful visit to Europe, which included attending the 70th D-Day commemoration in Normandy.
May 31, 2014 — As Syria goes to the polls next week in an election that President Bashar Assad is certain to win, journalist Nick Blanford tells NPR's Scott Simon.
May 24, 2014 — It was hoped that Ukraine's first presidential elections would bring stability to the region. But pro-Russian separatists have vowed to prevent voting in Sunday's presidential elections.
May 17, 2014 — In a historic election, Narendra Modi and the Hindu nationalist party ousted India's long-ruling Congress party. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Julie McCarthy about what this political shift means for India.