Many Syrians currently living in the United States welcome the possibility of US military strikes in Syria but not Salah Asfoura. He lives in Massachusetts and is worried about the war and his family back in Syria.
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.
The ever louder refrain on Capitol Hill is that a strike on Syria is necessary in part to send a message to Iran. Anchor Marco Werman talks with Middle East analyst Karim Sadjadpour and with former Iranian official Seyed Hossein Mousavian.
What exactly is the War Powers Resolution? It was passed in 1973 and was designed to involve Congress in any decision to send American troops into hostilities. But the language of the Act leaves its requirements open to interpretation.
Last year, a coup d'etat in Mali fed an Islamist uprising in the country's north. Thousands of Malians were displaced: hundreds more tortured and killed. But it didn't stop singer Rokia Traore from creating a new album that pushes people to seek beauty.
US speed skater Simon Cho has been suspended from the sport for two years. The Olympic medalist admits he sabotaged the skates of Olivier Jean during the World Team Championship in 2011. Cho's suspension means he will miss the Winter games in Sochi.
The former Chinese leader Bo Xilai's trial began today. In an unprecedented move the Chinese government has been tweeting out the court proceedings. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Barbara Demick, China Bureau Chief for the LA Times.
The Geo Quiz is making a pilgrimage of sorts. We're looking for a tiny, tidal island, right off the coast of Normandy in France. A government plan to erect wind turbines nearby is now threatening its status as a World Heritage Site.
Anchor Marco Werman reports on Egyptian journalist Shahira Amin, who resigned from her job at Nile TV, the Egyptian state television channel. Shahira says she could no longer work there because she'd been forced to keep some facts from the public.
The crisis in Egypt continues to vex US policy makers. Anchor Marco Werman explores what the US is doing, and not doing, about Egypt with former US diplomat Nicholas Burns, who has extensive experience in the Middle East.
Ronald Reagan is remembered around the world for urging Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin wall. Berlin today doesn't even have a Ronald Reagan street. But some in the German capital would like to change that, as Susan Stone reports
The African Union is intervening in the disputed presidential election in Ivory Coast. Incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo has refused to stand aside for the man the UN says won the poll. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to the BBC's John James in Abidjan.
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak has said he will stay in office and transfer power after September's election. His comments appeared to confound reports he was preparing to stand down immediately. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with The World's Ben Gilbe
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Justin Fox of the Harvard Business Review Group about the proposed merger between the New York Stock Exchange and Germany's main exchange in Frankfurt. Fox is also the author of "The Myth of the Rational Market."