March 17, 2013 Residents of the Syrian capital have largely been able to carry on with their normal routines. But two years after an uprising began, it is encroaching more and more on Damascus.
March 13, 2013 The Syrians are believed to have hundreds of tons of chemical agents. NPR has learned that the 82nd Airborne Division just wrapped up a nine-day training exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., to get ready for a possible mission to deal with those deadly chemicals.
March 13, 2013 GlobalPost has learned that hundreds of young Saudis are flocking to Syria in a "holy war" against Syrian President Bashar Assad. They are taking up arms with the tacit approval of the Saudi government and financial support from wealthy Saudi elites.
March 12, 2013 Years of war have overtaxed Gaza's hospitals, making it tough for kidney patients to get good treatment. Thanks to help from British doctors, Gaza surgeons are now being trained to perform kidney transplants. They hope to help ease the huge demand for dialysis, but transplants have their own cost.
March 12, 2013 President Bashar Assad's government has repeatedly blamed religious extremists for the uprising. Now, the most prominent Muslim cleric says it is the religious duty of Syrians to fight in support of the government.
March 11, 2013 The U.S. has objected to the 1,000-mile-long pipeline, but Pakistan says it's needed to alleviate its energy shortfall.