Defense Secretary Hagel said US intelligence agencies believe the government of Bashar al-Assad has likely used sarin gas on a small scale but added that President Obama needs more "credible and corroborated facts" before acting on the assessment.
Natalia Antonova is acting editor-in-chief of The Moscow News.She says the government has been conducting a series of raids against several NGOs. One of them, Memorial, researches the dark past of the Soviet Union.
Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda appeared before the International Criminal Court in The Hague this week, after turning himself in. Financial Times correspondent Katrina Manson was one of the last journalists to interview Ntaganda before his surrender.
During President Obama's visit to Yad Vashem, he was given some sheet music as a gift. It was a song composed by a Jewish cantor in Amsterdam during World War II. Marco Werman speaks with Ruth Maroko, the cantor's sister-in-law.
Kate Doyle of the Guatemala Documentation Project talks with host Marco Werman about the trail of former Guatemalan President Gen. Rios Montt. It's the first and only genocide trial against a former head of state ever held in a domestic court.
In Guatemala, this week marks the start of a landmark trial. Jill Replogle from the public radio collaboration, Fronteras Desk, reports on what this trial means to people in the US, from human rights advocates to Guatemalan immigrants.
Two years after the start of the war in Syria, Rania Abouzeid, the Middle East Correspondent for Time magazine assesses the emotional toll the conflict has taken on its citizens. She tells anchor Marco Werman about the sights and sounds she can't forget.
Turkey is one of the few Muslim countries with whom Israel has had good relations, but ever since Turkey criticized Israel's war in Gaza earlier this year, relations have deteriorated. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.
The National Security Archive in Washington has filed a FOIA request. They are seeking declassified information on music used in interrogation practices. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Thomas Blanton, with the National Security Archive.
The wounds of World War II are still deeply felt. That was evident in Latvia, where veterans gathered to commemorate troops who died defending against Soviet invaders. The troops fought on the side of Nazi Germany. The BBC's Damien McGuiness is in Riga.
Last night one of televisions' most successful franchises, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, took on the issue of rape as a weapon of war in Eastern Congo. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Neal Bear, the program's executive producer.
One of Africa's most brutal rebel groups, the Lords Resistance Army, reportedly killed hundreds of villagers in the DRC last December. Today, a spokesman for the group denied the report. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jeffrey Gettleman.
A United Nations report on killings in the Democratic Republic of Congo between 1993 and 2003 accuses six other African nations of being involved in atrocities there. The World's Laura Lynch reports on how those countries are reacting to the report.