Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep offers final thoughts on his Revolutionary Road Trip through North Africa. We also hear from NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and Leila Fadel, who will fill in for Soraya in Cairo next year.
Europe this week is welcoming one of the world's most famous human rights activists. For the first time in 24 years, Aung San Suu Kyi is traveling outside of Southeast Asia, making stops in Switzerland, Norway, Britain, Ireland and France. She spent 15 years in detention or under house arrest by the authoritarian government in her country, Myanmar, which is also known as Burma.
We're joined now by NPR's Anthony Kuhn, who is in Oslo, where she's expected to receive the long-delayed award for a Nobel Peace Prize.
After a week of escalating violence in Syria, the chief U.N. official there in the country said today that efforts to resolve the conflict have had little effect. It was a bleak assessment from the man leading the United Nations observer mission for the past six months. NPR's Deborah Amos joins us from Damascus, where she has been out with observers assessing the situation.
And Deb, what was the message today from Major General Robert Mood?
Our last word in business today is dot free for all.
The group that governs Internet names is allowing for more top-level domain names - that's the technical term for endings like dot-com and dot-net. Nearly 2,000 applications poured in from companies hoping to grab domain name endings like dot-app, dot-eat and dot-baby.
Google went all out, spending more than $18 million to apply for the rights to obvious endings like dot-google and dot-goog. But Google also applied to own dot-love. Hmm.