In a national address to a skeptical nation and a divided Congress, President Barack Obama laid out his case for military strikes on Syria, but made a commitment to one more last-ditch effort at diplomacy.
The US has warned that the Russian plan on Syrian chemical weapons must not be an excuse for delays and avoidance. So could the Russian proposal to put Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons arsenal under international control actually succeed?
The Obama administration's call for intervention in Syria is expected to overshadow the gathering of the G-20 in St. Petersburg. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin are bitterly divided over Syria. Host Marco Werman talks with The World's Matthew Bell.
As Congress debates whether to authorize military action in Syria, President Barack Obama and his administration are continuing to make their case at home and abroad. On Wednesday, Obama sought to couch the issue in heavily moral terms.
The Obama administration continued to push for support for US military action in Syria, with President Obama himself stepping into the public spotlight today. He says the world needs to confront actions that violate our common humanity.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with one of the founders of the Syrian opposition group "Syrian Democratic Current." A two-day meeting of exiled Syrian opposition parties this week in Turkey called for the resignation of the Syrian president.
As Syrian forces continue their operation to crush protests against the government, the UN secretary general, Ban ki-Moon has called on President Assad to heed calls for reform before it is too late. Ben Gilbert has been speaking with residents of Homs.
In the 1990s, thousands were massacred in the provinces of the former Yugoslavia. It took years, really, for the international community to intervene and stop the killing. Now some are worried the situation in Syria may devolve into that sort of mass killing -- if it hasn't already.