- Correspondent Al Pessin has returned to Tripoli to observe the election and shares with us, in one word, what the new government faces. He says the public is “exhilarated” by the nation’s first multi-party election in 60 years.
- United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan says he and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have agreed on an approach to end the violence in that nation.
- US Secretary of State Hilleary Clinton says mounting military defections and bolder opposition attacks in Damascus are further isolating Syrian President Assad.
- Egypt’s newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, appears on a collision course with the country’s powerful military generals after ordering the parliament to reconvene, in defiance of a high court decree last month that invalidated the legislature.
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