Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran got worse as Iran accused Saudi Arabia of targeting its Yemen embassy in an airstrike. We’ll get more from Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan.
Each week global citizen Nari Safavi helps listeners plan their international weekend. This week he’ll tell us about an opera inspired by the Peruvian hostage crisis of 1996. ‘Bel Canto is currently running at Lyric Opera in Chicago.’
Film contributor Milos Stehlik joins us to tell us about a couple of films showing this weekend: “The Revenant,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict”
PHOTO: In Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, an Iranian worshipper holds up a poster showing Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent opposition Saudi Shiite cleric who was executed by Saudi Arabia. Thousands of worshippers who took part in Friday prayers in Tehran joined the rally, carrying pictures of al-Nimr and chanting ‘Death to Al Saud,’ referencing the kingdom's royal family. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)