December 3, 2009
Posted: 1747 GMT
The Al Qaeda linked group Al Shabbab, at war with a virtually powerless Somali government, has dealt it worst blow to the country's leadership: a suicide bomber killed sixteen people including three acting ministers at a university graduation ceremony.
We are live in East Africa with the latest on this attack and its implications for the impoverished and lawless country.
Also today, we will take you live to Pakistan for a look at the Pakistani Prime Minister's visit to the United Kingdom. Youssef Raza Gilani is talking about President Obama's strategy for Afghanistan. The United States knows it must rely heavily on Pakistan to combat Taliban and Al Qaeda elements in tribal regions, but Pakistan seems to have a few reservations with America's plan. We will go over them.
We are live in Brussels for a look ahead at the NATO meeting. America wants NATO allies to contribute at least 10,000 troops but it looks like the U.S.'s allies won't come anywhere near that number. Is the U.S. disappointed? John Roberts will join us at the IDesk from Belgium.
Plus, more fallout from the Tiger Woods scandal, a look at the Bhopal disaster anniversary and the latest business and weather news.
See you at the IDesk!
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