- Hearings are getting under way at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the trial of five suspects accused of masterminding the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.
- Deadly firefights spread through Damascus, while residents of northern Syria watch the skies.
- Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil says the West is looking for an excuse for military intervention in his country, a move he says would be impossible.
- Iraqi Mohanad Shareef Hammadi has pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to charges of planning to assist al-Qaida. We speak with a reporter who’s been following the case.
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.