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  • 6:19pm Jun 15, 2013
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    Obama's Dilemma: Arming The Syrian Rebels

    The White House is taking its first tentative steps toward arming Syrian rebels. Host Jacki Lyden speaks with James Fallows, national correspondent with The Atlantic, about the U.S.' ongoing struggle to determine when is the right time to intercede. They also discuss moderate candidate Hasan Rowhani's victory in the Iranian presidential election.
  • 4:40pm Jun 15, 2013
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    How U.S. Arms Will Reach Syrian Rebels

    This week the Obama administration announced it would send weapons to the Syrian rebels, because of credible evidence Syrian government forces had indeed used chemical weapons. Weekend Edition Saturday Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Deborah Amos about how Syrians are reacting to the news.
  • 4:40pm Jun 15, 2013
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    Islamabad Reservoir Cools Pakistanis

    Summers are swelteringly hot in Pakistan. So, when there's no power for up to 18 hours a day (and you can't afford a generator) what do you do? Head for the nearest lake. NPR's Philip Reeves reports from Lake View Park, on the edge of Islamabad's edge.
  • 4:40pm Jun 15, 2013
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    Are The Protests In Turkey Really About A Park?

    Weekend Edition Saturday Host Scott Simon talks to award winning Turkish novelist Elif Shafak about the nature and deeper causes of the protests in Turkey, which erupted two weeks ago.
  • 6:56am Jun 14, 2013
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    Voters Cast Ballots In Iran's Presidential Election

    It's Iran's first presidential election since the stunning vote in 2009. Back then, a surprisingly early declaration of victory for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sparked a wave of protests, followed by years of government repression.
  • 6:52am Jun 14, 2013
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    U.S. To Provide Military Support To Opposition In Syria

    The Obama administration has decided to send military aid to the rebels in Syria. The decision was announced after the administration said it had concluded, with high confidence, that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons on multiple occasions over the past few months.
  • 6:49am Jun 14, 2013
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    Talks In Turkey May Solve Violence Over Park Construction

    A plan to build on a small park in Istanbul's downtown Taksim Square prompted an outpouring of opposition to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. That led to clashes between police and protesters that have killed at least five people and injured hundreds.
  • 7:37pm Jun 13, 2013
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    Chemical Weapons Use In Syria Crosses U.S. 'Red Line'

    U.S. and European intelligence has determined that the Syrian government has used Sarin chemical weapons on multiple occasions in its fight to suppress rebels. With this determination, the White House says aid for the rebels — perhaps in the form of heavy weapons — will be forthcoming.
  • 6:35pm Jun 13, 2013
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    Death Toll In Syria Jumps To Nearly 93,000

    Death toll numbers in Syria have been revised higher after a report released by the Human Rights Data Analysis Group. Melissa Block talks to Megan Price, the group's director of research.
  • 4:19pm Jun 13, 2013
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    A Superpower And An Emerging Rival: A Look Ahead At China

    U.S.-China relations have deteriorated in recent years, amid growing concerns about cybersecurity and human rights. As part of TOTN's "Looking Ahead" series, The Economist's China editor Rob Gifford talks about the future relations between the world's two biggest economies.