August 25, 2009
Posted: 1809 GMT
We'll be going live to Afghanistan for the latest on the string of deadly bombings in the southern city of Kandahar. Witnesses there say the bombings literally rocked the city, leaving dozens dead in the worst case of post-election violence so far.
At the same time, election results from Afghanistan's presidential race have started trickling out. With about 10% of the ballots counted, the country's election commission says incumbent president Hamid Karzai is slightly ahead of his main rival, Abdullah Abdullah. But with claims of voter fraud and ballot counting irregularities, it's a safe bet the loser will contest the final results.
We will then go to Baghdad, for more on the diplomatic tit-for-tat between Iraq and Syria. Today, we've learned that Syria recalled its ambassador after Iraq recalled its top diplomat from Damascus over a dispute connected to last week's deadly Baghdad bombings.
Iraq says Syria must hand over two Syria-based Baathists it says order the attack on government ministries in the Iraqi capital. Just a few weeks ago, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki was in Damascus for an official visit, shaking hands with Syrian president Bashar Al Assad, agreeing to cooperate on security issues. it looked like old disagreements were melting in the summer sun. And now, another break-up? We'll talk about what happened.
Also on tap today, the latest Wall Street action and what investors are saying about U.S. President Obama's decision to nominate Fed chief Ben Bernanke to another four year term.
We will take you to Cuba, Greece and London, where Nic Robertson has more on the political fallout from the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset Al Megrahi.
Oh, and remember the story of former model Liskula Cohen, who was so offended by what an anonymous blooger said about her, that she got a judge to order Google to reveal the blogger's identity? Well now the blogger – Rosemary Port – is suing Google.
I'd love to tell you what Port called Cohen but I'm afraid of getting sued. Let's just say it rimes with "Frank."
See you on TV!
(Photo Getty Images – Aftermath of last wednesday's bombings in Baghdad)
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