-A court in Bahrain has sentenced Nabeel Rajab, a prominent rights activist, to three years in prison for his role in unauthorized protests. We talk to Brian Dooley, director of the Human Rights Defenders Program at Human Rights First, about the case.
-Fears are growing that Lebanon could be drawn further into Syria’s conflict, as several Persian Gulf countries have called on their citizens to immediately leave Lebanon after a rash of kidnappings.
-Libya’s revolution has led to renewed demands from the country’s Berber minority for cultural and language rights and full integration into the Arab-majority country.
-The U.S. military is training more pilots for remotely piloted aircraft as its reliance on drones grows in places such as Afghanistan and Yemen.
Susan Yackee is anchor and producer of VOA's audio podcast, Middle East Monitor. She has been a reporter in the Washington area for more than 35 years and regularly interviews newsmakers and analysts in DC and around the world. Susan works in television, radio and social media.