A car bomb in Damascus killed at least 72 people on Thursday. The attack is said to be one of the worst to hit Syria's capital city since the start of the two-year-conflict. Though critics say the opposition against Syria's president is divided, their efforts are slowly moving into the capital city.
The FBI offered a $50,000 reward this week for information leading to the arrest of a US citizen wanted on terrorism charges. The suspect is Ahmad Abousamra, who fled his home in Massachusetts in 2006.
Over the weekend, violence in the city of Aleppo continued to claim lives. It also claimed some of Syria's cultural heritage, its centuries-old covered market. Hundreds of shops were destroyed by fire, which UNESCO recognizes as a World Heritage Site.
In the midst of the Syrian conflict, there is an experiment at self-governance happening in some rebel-held areas. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times, about rebel efforts.
"Step by step we are getting closer to the situation in which — and I'm only speaking about Aleppo here — we will be able to begin battling together so that there is peace on this territory," Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told Rossiya 24 television. But he acknowledged Moscow and Washington are still deeply at odds over Syria.
"The White Helmet carried the boy to the ambulance and laid him on the chair. I kept filming. It is then that I realized how traumatized the boy was and I changed the camera from filming to take a still picture." Here's Mahmoud Roslan's full account of how it happened.
Libertarian Gary Johnson replied to a TV interviewer's question as if they were talking about a newly discovered fungus — and not Syria's largest city and front line in the civil war. Later, Johnson said, "I have to get smarter."