- There is new talk about establishing a no-fly zone over Syria. We weigh the pros and cons with Middle East expert Daniel Newman of Britain’s Durham University.
- The northern Lebanese city of Tripoli has been the scene of armed clashes between two rival neighborhoods over the past week, with at least 16 people killed and more than 100 wounded.
- The escalation of fighting in and around Palestinian refugee camps in Syria has caused hundreds of families to seek safer havens in Lebanon.
- Turkey’s political opposition is accusing authorities of turning a blind eye to Islamic militants allegedly crossing into Syria to join anti-Assad rebels.
Susan Yackee is anchor and producer of VOA's audio podcast, Middle East Monitor. She has been a reporter in the Washington area for more than 35 years and regularly interviews newsmakers and analysts in DC and around the world. Susan works in television, radio and social media.