The civil war in Syria is deadly serious. And Middle East cartoonists have been depicting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a vulture, a butcher, a chemist cooking up chemical weapons. President Obama doesn't fare much better, either.
Vyacheslav Nikonov is the former deputy head of the Russian parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee. He speaks with anchor Marco Werman about Russia's position that Syria rebels are responsible for poison gas attacks on civilians.
In the case of Iran and its attitudes toward a possible US attack on Syria, the BBC Persian Service has been fielding comments -- lots of them -- from Iranian citizens. Marco Werman speaks with Rana Rahimpour of BBC's Persian Service.
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.
As the US Congress debates action on Syria, relatives wonder what will become of their families in Damascus. One Palestinian family in the West Bank lost 11 relatives in the Syrian government's alleged chemical attack. We hear their story.
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.
Two American journalists are home safe and sound after nearly five months in North Korean captivity. The World's Matthew Bell looks at how Mr. Clinton's mission differed from that of former President Jimmy Carter's 1994 visit to North Korea.
A defiant Mahmoud Ahmedinejad was inaugurated for another term as Iran's president today as protesters clashed with security forces again. The World's Jeb Sharp examines the challenges ahead for Ahmedinejad.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Hiroshima, Japan. Sixty-four years ago today, the US dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Boston Globe reporter Linda Matchan recently visited the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park.
It was announced today that US and Iranian officials are to meet next month. Anchor Werman assesses the significance for US-Iran relations, and nuclear proliferation, with Lawrence Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progess.
President Obama announced a new US missile defense plan ï¿½ it shifts away from a previous plan by the Bush Administration to build a missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic. The World's Jason Margolis begins our coverage.