-The United Nations refugee agency says the Syrian refugee exodus is escalating, especially in Aleppo.
-We hear reaction to the U.N. Security Council decision to let the mandate for the U.N. observer mission in Syria to expire Sunday.
-The United States says it is concerned about new restrictions on freedoms of expression in its Mideast allies Egypt and Bahrain.
-At least 39 coalition service members in Afghanistan have been killed this year in so-called “green-on-blue” attacks. We talk about the issue with Wayne White, a scholar with the Middle East Institute.
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.