Lisa Mullins speaks with George Friedman of the global intelligence firm StratFor. Friedman believes the international community has to come to grips with the fact that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been reduced to a warlord.
The civil war in Syria is closing in on the capital, Damascus. There have been a series of bomb attacks in and around the city this week. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with freelance reporter, Mikel Ayestaran, who left Damascus on Thursday.
Through 21 months of fighting in Syria, a French ex-pat has refused to leave the country. Instead, he runs a night club in Damascus. Bar-owner Jean Pierre Duthion explains to Host Marco Werman why he will host a New Year's celebration.
More Syrians are trying to leave their war-torn nation. Many head for neighboring Jordan, but as The World's Matthew Bell discovered not all are welcome. The Jordanian authorities try to turn away Syrians with Palestinian IDs.
Emma LeBlanc has spent much of the past five years in Syria, documenting life there with a camera. LeBlanc has assembled an exhibit of photographs taken at a ballet school in a Damascus, as a way to show daily life routines during times of conflict.
Regional security officials have said that Israeli planes conducted an airstrike on an unnamed target on the Syria-Lebanon border. Israeli officials have warned against Syria sending chemical weapons or surface-to-air missiles to Hezbollah.
Iraqi and Lebanese Shi'ites have formed a militia brigade inside Syria to fight to protect a Shi'ite holy place, which is pitting them against the mostly Sunni rebels in Syria's increasingly messy civil war.