Iraqi and Lebanese Shi'ites have formed a militia brigade inside Syria to fight to protect a Shi'ite holy place, which is pitting them against the mostly Sunni rebels in Syria's increasingly messy civil war.
After a violent crackdown against Arab Spring protesters in Syria, the government is using its hospitals to find and isolate dissidents. To get the treatment they need, they're having to go to independent, underground, make-shift hospitals.
The United States says Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's forces are responsible for the deadly chemical weapons attack said to have occurred last week. And, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a speech that if the U.S. chooses to act, it won't depend on the blessing of the international community.
In the midst of Syria's civil war, very little can be taken for granted. That's why more than a hundred ninth graders living in a besieged Damascus refugee camp were thrilled to get safe passage out of the camp to take final exams. Without the exams, they would have lost a year of school.
A young Syrian boy vanished from a hospital in Belgrade a month ago while on the refugee trail. The story sparked a social media campaign using the hashtag #FindAzam. BBC journalist John Sweeney explains how he found Azam and his uncle.