Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Hezbollah Intervention in Syria Risks Regional War

Bees building honeycomb on a Top Bar (Photo: April Peavey)

In addition to working in The World’s newsroom in Boston, producer April Peavey has become a backyard beekeeper at her home in New Hampshire. Her package of bees included Russian and Italian bees. And their new home is in a Kenya-style top bar hive.

Given and Sive, seniors at COSAT, show off their new man hats. (Photo: Anders Kelto)

Many cultures have ceremonies that mark the transition from boyhood to manhood. But not all include sleep deprivation, circumcision, and a golf hat.

The funeral in Beirut last week of a Hezbollah soldier, one of dozens killed fighting in Syria on behalf President Bashar al-Assad. Hezbollah's intervention is raising fears of a wider war. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Issam Kobeisy)

The government of Bashar al-Assad is pulling out all the stops to try gain an advantage militarily ahead of a proposed peace conference in June. Perhaps the key to the government’s successes might be the large reinforcement it’s currently getting from Hezbollah.

Thanassis Cambanis

Syrian refugees walk at Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq. (Photo: REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed)

About a half million Syrian refugees are living in Jordan. Some of them are university students who never got to finish their education. Human rights consultant Adrienne Fricke tells anchor Marco Werman that it’s important to find a way for these people to get back to school because they could be instrumental in rebuilding Syria after the war.

Adrienne Fricke

The Cannes Film Festival delivered its top prize to a lesbian romance said to contain sexually explicit scenes. “Blue is the Warmest Color” by French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche is sure to raise controversy. And there is another kind of controversy gripping a large segment of the French population now: Gay-marriage. This past Sunday, about 150,000 people marched on the streets of Paris to protest the new gay-marriage law.

Steven Erlanger

Veteran Jihadist Militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar speaking at an unknown location (Photo: Reuters/ Sahara Media video)

Islamist militants set off two suicide bombings in Niger Thursday. About 20 people were killed in addition to the bombers. And Friday, French special forces helped Niger’s military secure the military base, where they shot dead two militants who were still hiding in a dormitory.

Thomas Fessy

Police officers leave a Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft on the tarmac at Stansted Airport. (Photo: REUTERS/ Paul Hackett)

British fighter jets scrambled to intercept a passenger plane after reports of an incident on a flight from Pakistan. The plane was diverted and two passengers were arrested. But British police say the incident is not being treated as terrorism. Britain is on full alert two days after the brutal killing of a soldier on the streets of London, by men shouting Islamist slogans. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC’s Angus Crawford at the airport where the plane landed.

Angus Crawford

A man leaves a floral tribute for Drummer Lee Rigby, of the British Army's 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, at a security fence outside army barracks near the scene of his killing in Woolwich in southeast London. Police investigating the murder of the soldier on a busy London street are looking into whether the two suspected killers, British men of Nigerian descent, were part of a wider conspiracy. (Photo: Luke MacGregor/REUTERS)

The two main suspects in the gruesome killing of British soldier Lee Rigby are Nigerian and at least one was raised by devout Christians. Michael Adebolajo, 28, converted to Islam and embraced a particular brand of extremism.

Usama Hasan

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