-  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

 Middle East Monitor Podcast: Another Syrian Defection

Susan Yackee

Susan Yackee is anchor of VOA's International Edition radio show. 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.