- Syrian warplanes bomb targets near Damascus

- Turkish government in talks with Kurdish rebel chief

- Thousands of Palestinians jam into public squares in Gaza City

- India’s judiciary puts rape-murder trial on ‘fast track’

 Middle East Monitor: Fighting Rages Near Syrias Capital

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.