A man looks at an unexploded barrel bomb that landed in a cemetery after being dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday. Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Reuters/Landov

Iranians Begin To Feel The Heavy Burden Of Syria's War

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/295815927/295851481" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

An informal Girl Scout group at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan sings: "We want to learn and rise up to fulfill our dreams." Nabih Bulos/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Nabih Bulos/NPR

A Syrian Refugee Camp With Girl Scouts And A Safeway Store

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/290846823/290894452" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Syrian refugee boy stands outside his tent at Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, earlier this week. Muhammad Hamed/Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Muhammad Hamed/Reuters/Landov

A North Korean KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile rolls past in a military parade in Pyongyang in July to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice. A team of U.S. researchers recently found the buildings where the North Korean military is believed to be assembling the launchers. David Guttenfelder/AP hide caption

toggle caption
David Guttenfelder/AP

Many shops in this area of Beirut, Lebanon, known as the Dahiyeh, are now lined with sandbags to shield them against possible bombings. Tim Fitzsimons for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Tim Fitzsimons for NPR

Beirut's Suburbs Take New Precautions As Syrian Unrest Expands

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/277385070/277385071" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Two men, who were among about 80 civilians evacuated on Friday, look out from a bus in the Syrian city of Homs. EPA/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
EPA/Landov

First Evacuees Leave Syrian City Of Homs

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/273095685/273133979" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., addresses the Security Council on Monday. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Craig Ruttle/AP

U.S. Still Working For Syria Resolution, Envoy To U.N. Says

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/272678944/272932783" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In January, this Free Syrian Army fighter stood in front of graffiti in Aleppo that read, roughly, "down with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant." On Monday, al-Qaida's leadership said it has no ties with that jihadist group. Jalal Alhalabi /Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Jalal Alhalabi /Reuters/Landov

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem (left) at the peace talks in Montreux, Switzerland, on Wednesday. Gary Cameron /Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Gary Cameron /Reuters/Landov