Syria is the latest Arab country where anti-government protests have turned deadly. Today, mourners in the southern city of Deraa buried those who were killed there on Wednesday. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with BBC reporter Lina Sinjab in Damascus.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Damascus, the capital of Syria where children had the opportunity this weekend to perform in a circus show sponsored by the UN and Danish government. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Lina Sinjab in Damascus.
Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal, three American hikers, were arrested for crossing the border into Iran. Sandy Close, executive director of Pacific News Service, joins The Takeaway to discuss the capture.
After four years with no official presence in Damascus, the Obama administration will reinstate an ambassador to Syria. The Takeaway talks to Andrew Tabler, a Syria expert with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Hillary Clinton announced that the U.S. will be sending two high-level envoys to Syria. To learn what these new envoys will face, we are joined by Richard Murphy, former U.S. ambassador to Syria and former assistant secretary of state for the Near East.
A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is set to expire this week, and there's concern that violence will erupt when it does. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from The World's Quil Lawrence - who's in Gaza.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the "Bawabet Dimashq" or Damascus Gate restaurant in Damascus, Syria. The place can seat over 6,000 people. The World's Aaron Schachter went there to check out the menu.
President Donald Trump has warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Iran and Russia not to "recklessly attack" Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, warning that hundreds of thousands of people could be killed.
More than 30,000 people have fled their homes in northwest Syria since Syrian government and allied forces resumed air and ground bombardments there last week, a United Nations official said on Monday.
The Russian-Turkish agreement to designate a demilitarized zone may have averted an imminent attack on Idlib but many of the Syrians who live there, like Mohammad Hmeidan and his family, are still waiting for a more permanent solution to their displacement.
It's been eight years since Syria began its descent into war, and while ISIS is fighting over a final shred of territory in eastern Syria, there are wider economic difficulties the Syrian government faces despite military victories.
In a Twitter thread, US President Donald Trump said the US withdrawal from Syria would be a thorn in the side of Russia and China, who "love to see us bogged down, watching over a quagmire, & spending big dollars to do so." But analysts disagree.