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  • February 28, 2013  

    Despite an earlier stance, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States will begin giving food and medical aid to Syrian rebel forces. Kerry highlighted that this aid will be non-lethal, meaning arms will not be included. Ray Suarez reports on the decision from the Obama administration. Continue reading

  • February 8, 2013  

    Should the U.S. arm Syrian rebels? Ray Suarez examines a growing rift between the White House and members of the president’s Cabinet over what should be done about the Syrian conflict with Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Vali Nasr of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Continue reading

  • January 31, 2013  

    The civil war in Syria has causes thousands of refugees to flood into Jordan every night. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports from one of the secret crossing points between the two countries, located on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Daraa. Continue reading

  • January 19, 2012   BY Larisa Epatko  

    King Abdullah II of Jordan told Margaret Warner Thursday that he expects the “loss of life” will continue in Syria and that the key players “don’t really know what to do” about the conflict in the Middle Eastern country. Continue reading

  • January 19, 2012  

    King Abdullah II of Jordan, the first Arab leader to urge President Assad to step down, sat down with Margaret Warner Thursday to discuss his expectation of more killings in Syria, the Arab League’s role in quelling unrest there as well as the latest Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative and reforms within his own kingdom. Continue reading

  • November 14, 2011  

    Jordan’s King Abdullah called on Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Monday to halt the crackdown on dissidents that has left at least 3,500 dead since March. His statement comes after a weekend vote by Arab League nations to suspend Syria’s membership. Independent Television News’ John Ray reports. Continue reading

  • November 14, 2011  

    The Arab League voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to suspend Syria’s membership in an effort to further pressure President Bashar al Assad to stop the crackdown on dissidents. Margaret Warner discusses the growing frustration with Syria with The Atlantic Council’s Michele Dunne and University of Maryland’s Shibley Telhami. Continue reading

  • March 25, 2011  

    In other news Friday, Japanese officials warned one of the nuclear reactor cores at the stricken Fukushima power plant may have been breached. Two workers were hospitalized for radiation burns while working to repair the reactor. Also, the U.N. reported that up to 1 million people have fled escalating violence in Ivory Coast. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Are there any economic explanations for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment adviser Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer’s 1996 book, “The … Continue reading

  • February 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Is there an economic explanation for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment advisor Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University, historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer’s 1996 book, “The … Continue reading