Saturday Headlines

Arab Spring
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for his actions during anti-government protests in 2011. The sentence marks the first time an Arab leader as been deposed and tried by his own people.

Syria
The Arab League has called on the United Nations to take action to stop the violence in Syria, including increasing monitors and providing them with the “necessary powers” to hold those responsible to account.

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger says US intervention in Syria cannot be justified.

Cyberwarfare
The Obama administration has conducted an ongoing cyber assault on Iranian nuclear enrichment facilities, despite breaches in the program’s security, reports the New York Times.

Greece in the Euro zone
If Greece can be maintained within the euro at an acceptable cost, financial and political, it should be. The downside of a “Grexit,” as the possible reintroduction of the drachma has come to be known, includes deeper recession and spreading financial instability throughout Europe — and the world,” argues the Washington Post editorial board.

Employment Numbers
On the heels of bleaker-than-expected emplyment numbers, the stock market posted its worst day of 2012 and returned to negative territory for the year.

 

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