Anne Smedinghoff, the 25-year-old American diplomat killed by a bomb while delivering textbooks to children in Afghanistan, was also involved in promoting a recent Afghan youth orchestra trip to the United States.
As The World's Matthew Bell reports, Israelis have lots of experience with the delicate issues involved in memorializing victims of terror attacks. Some memorials to past attacks are barely noticed today on Israeli streets.
Jean-Pierre Filiu, a professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the School of International Studies, SciencesPo in Paris stopped by our studio to talk with anchor Marco Werman about hip hop inspired by the Arab Spring.
As veterans return from Iraq and try to remake their lives, there are Iraqis coming along as well. Many Iraqis who worked for the United States in Iraq are choosing to move to the U.S. to start new lives.
Over the weekend, runners gathered in Bethlehem to run the city's first-ever marathon. While the realities of the Israeli-Palestinian situation and the Boston Marathon attacks influenced the events, the races went off without any problems.