December 1, 2002 Coalition fighter jets attack an installation in Southern Iraq after what U.S. officials said was an anti-aircraft attack on coalition planes. Iraqi officials said four people were killed, including passersby. Meanwhile, weapons inspectors continue their first week in Iraq. NPR's Kate Seelye reports.
December 1, 2002 Last week's surface-to-air missile attacks on an Israeli passenger jet sparks fears over potential future attacks against civilian aircraft. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with defense analyst Chris Hellman.
December 1, 2002 Health officials begin to speak of AIDS as a possible security risk. Some nations are so devastated that they may have trouble planting crops or fielding armies. On World AIDS Day, NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with the Bush Administration's Jack Chow and the U.N.'s Stephen Lewis.
December 1, 2002 A fire in a crowded nightclub in Caracas, Venezuela, kills 47 people. Between 300 and 400 people were inside the club, in the old part of downtown. Firefighters responded quickly, but flames had already engulfed the building. The cause is unknown. Phil Gunson reports.
December 1, 2002 The war on terrorism may soon play out in a little-known area encompassing the shared border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, where many Arabs settled after fleeing the war-torn Middle East. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.
December 1, 2002 Israel's latest incursion into the Gaza Strip leaves two Palestinians dead. Meanwhile, investigators continue to probe last week's suicide bombings in Mombasa, Kenya, which killed three Israelis. NPR's Liane Hansen talks with NPR's Peter Kenyon.
November 30, 2002 Weekend All Things Considered host Steve Inskeep talks with the BBC's Ben Brown about the third day of U.N. weapons inspections in Iraq. Inspectors visited two Iraqi industrial military plants and an army base on Saturday, and encountered no resistance from Iraqi officers. (3:30)
November 30, 2002 Investigators from Kenya and Israel searched the rubble of a resort hotel on the coastal city of Mombasa, looking for evidence in Thursday's suicide bombing that took 16 lives. Two of the 12 suspects were released, and officials say none of the other suspects have apparent ties to al Qaeda. Weekend Edition host Scott Simon talks with Declan Walsh of the Irish Times.(4:00)
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November 29, 2002 Residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa have filed a lawsuit to force the nearly 30,000 American soldiers stationed there to leave. A spate of violent incidents involving U.S. servicemen has led to heightened tensions on the island. NPR's Eric Weiner reports. (5:30)
November 29, 2002 Police in Kenya say they are holding 12 suspects for questioning in the deadly bombing of an Israel-owned resort hotel in Mombasa and the attempted missile attack on an Israeli plane, including a woman holding a U.S. passport. However, there are no immediate links to al Qaeda. Jacki Lyden reports. (4:15)
November 29, 2002 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon won his bid to be the Likud Party's candidate for the Jan. 28, 2003 elections. Six were killed by Palestinian gunmen as they voted in Israel, and investigators arrive in Kenya to probe coordinated attacks on a jet and tourist hotel that killed 12 people.
November 29, 2002 Morning Edition host Bob Edwards talks with Washington Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran about the continuing U.N. weapons inspections in Iraq. On Thursday, inspectors went back to an animal vaccine factory they first inspected in 1996, but reportedly found no new activity.
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November 29, 2002 A combination of rains and high tides is once again threatening the "floating city" of Venice, Italy. But as NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports, some Venetians also feel that the soul of the city is also under attack -- young people are leaving, and the city is almost entirely dependent on tourism.
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November 29, 2002 France is putting pressure on the United States to release six French citizens who are among the hundreds of suspected al Qaeda operatives being held indefinitely at Guantanamo, Cuba. The French government wants to question them about terrorist activity in France. NPR's Nick Spicer reports.
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November 28, 2002 In simultaneous attacks, suicide bombers strike at an Israeli-owned hotel in Kenya, killing 12 other people, and two missiles target an Israeli charter flight leaving Mombasa airport. Meanwhile, gunmen open fire at a polling station in northern Israel, killing six Israelis. Hear the Kelly Hartog of The Jerusalem Post, the BBC's Cathy Jenkins, Daniel Benjamin of CSIS and NPR's Linda Gradstein.
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