- A top Syrian official defects to the opposition
- An Afghan car bomber sets off explosives near a U.S.- run military facility at the Pakistani border
- The female policewoman who killed an American contractor in Kabul this week was an Iranian national
- The UAE arrests several terrorist suspects
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.