The international community is debating military intervention in Syria again, while some are pushing for a "Yemen Option," giving Syria's President safe haven abroad in exchange for relinquishing power.
Through 21 months of fighting in Syria, a French ex-pat has refused to leave the country. Instead, he runs a night club in Damascus. Bar-owner Jean Pierre Duthion explains to Host Marco Werman why he will host a New Year's celebration.
Many Filipinos look abroad to find work, because of a scarcity at home, often as domestic workers. Some headed to Syria before the country was engulfed in domestic turmoil and got trapped. Slowly they've been returning, but only to discover there are still no jobs at home.
The vote Tuesday in Congress authorizing President Obama to use military force, has residents of Damascus concerned about a possible escalation of the civil war. Anchor Marco Werman speaks the the BBC's Jeremy Bowen in Damascus.
Syrians went to polls on Tuesday, at least in government-controlled areas where military planes buzzed the skies. One journalist in Syria says that some people pricked their fingers and voted in blood.
Thousands of Syrians turned out to demonstrate after Friday prayers. The UN says as many as 850 people may have been killed in the two-month crackdown. The World's Ben Gilbert updates us on the latest events around Syria.
Syrian army defectors have attacked a major military base near Damascus, Syrian opposition groups say. The BBC's Jonathan Head tells host Marco Werman it's a sign that events could presage the beginning of something like a civil war.