The civil war in Syria is deadly serious. And Middle East cartoonists have been depicting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a vulture, a butcher, a chemist cooking up chemical weapons. President Obama doesn't fare much better, either.
The Obama administration continues to argue that the international community must take action over Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons. In the meantime, though, Russia continues to do all it can to stave off an attack, including introducing a plan for Syrian chemical weapons to be placed under "international control."
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.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been accused to using chemical weapons on his own people. So why isn't he being investigated by the International Criminal Court? Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Rebecca Hamilton, author of 'Fighting for Darfur.'
As the debate over a possible US military strike in Syria continues, the fighting continues in Syria, and the anxiety rises there too. Anchor Marco Werman speaks to two residents of the coastal city of Latakia.
Vyacheslav Nikonov is the former deputy head of the Russian parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee. He speaks with anchor Marco Werman about Russia's position that Syria rebels are responsible for poison gas attacks on civilians.
Turkey has been on the front lines since the beginning of Syria's civil war more than two years ago. Now, the country's government is urging the U.S. and other nations to get militarily involved -- though its having a tough time selling that message at home.