March 25, 2013 The attack on the Syrian capital appeared to be one of, if not the most intense to date. The United Nations says it's moving part of its staff in Damascus for security reasons.
March 24, 2013 Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib posted his resignation to Facebook, criticizing the international community for not doing enough to stem the two-year-long crisis. His Syrian National Council is the main opposition against Bashar Assad's regime
March 24, 2013 John Kerry is urging Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to crack down on flights from Iran to Syria, which pass through Iraqi airspace. U.S. officials say Iran is shipping weapons to Bashar Assad's regime.
March 23, 2013 Rebounding machine Arsalan Kazemi is the first Iranian-born player in Divison I men's college hoops. He's focused on helping the Ducks beat St. Louis on Saturday — and well aware of his role as a pioneer.
March 23, 2013 When demonstrators began rising up against Arab governments in 2011, Saudi authorities responded with large spending projects and with tough actions against protesters. However, the Shiite minority in eastern Saudi Arabia persists with regular demonstrations.
March 22, 2013 In 2007, NPR told the story of two sisters who had lost their parents. The older sister wore conservative clothes and recited poetry. The younger sister, just 13 at the time, appeared on the verge of becoming a prostitute. Now, 10 years after the U.S. invaded Iraq, we hear what happened to them.