- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell speak on Kofi Annan’s resignation as U.N.-Arab League special envoy to Syria.
- Amnesty International says Kofi Annan’s resignation shows he is clearly fed up with an “ineffective” U.N. Security Council. We speak with Amnesty’s representative to the United Nations, Jose Luis Diaz.
- White House officials dismiss reports that President Barack Obama signed an order to send U.S. aid to Syrian anti-government forces.
- We travel to the Turkish border with Syria – just 50 kilometers from Aleppo – and find authorities braced for an influx of refugees.
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.