- The American Jewish Committee is asking U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to reconsider his planned visit to Iran later this month for the Non-Aligned Movement Summit. We asked A.J.C. Executive Director David Harris why.
- The mandate for the U.N. observer mission in Syria expires August 19th, and the U.S. representative to the U.N. says she sees little prospect the mission will be renewed.
- The U.N. refugee agency reports a large increase in the number of Syrian refugees fleeing Aleppo to neighboring countries, especially to Turkey.
- There is a little known competition at the Olympics in East London: For people’s souls.
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.