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- Expectations are low for a U.N. Security Council meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria. We explain why.
- Political observers in Turkey say Egypt’s new administration is well placed to have a regional impact on Syria’s conflict.
- The U.S. Republican presidential candidate says it’s time to arm Syria’s rebels. We talk with Mitt Romney’s senior foreign policy adviser.
- Iran’s Supreme Leader says his country will “not give up its national right to peaceful nuclear energy.”
- Foreign reporters are exploring the U.S. political system at the Republican National Convention in Florida.  An Egyptian journalist shares what interests his audience.

 Middle East Monitor: Hopes Low for U.N. Meeting on Syria  Aid

Susan Yackee

Susan Yackee is anchor of VOA's International Edition radio show. 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.

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