- Daniel Serwer, a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a scholar at the Middle East Institute, speaks about the importance of the Syrian prime minister’s defection.
- White House spokesman Jay Carney says it’s time for a peaceful transition of power in Syria.
- Syrian refugees are seeking smugglers to spirit them to safety.
- Turkey fears the twin threats of the Syrian civil conflict spilling over its border and an escalation of its internal war with Kurdish separatists.
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