Nov 7, 2013 — NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson is also a contributor to Fox News. Some listeners complain that she has a conservative bias. A review of her work through the contentious political fighting over Syria, the government shutdown, debt default, and health care reform, finds otherwise. She's a remarkably cold-eyed analyst.
Jul 9, 2013 — The highly lucrative Syrian television industry continues to turn out programs — largely from neighboring Lebanon — as the country's civil war continues. The shows are evolving to reflect current events, as envisioned by the government.
Jul 1, 2013 — Amid the turbulent Middle East, Jordan remains stable — for now. But internal and external pressures are mounting. From within, a faltering economy and a popular demand for a say in how the country is governed. And from without, a flood of refugees from Syria that are straining resources.
Apr 8, 2013 — A major blast inside what's known as the "Square of Security" in the Syrian capital today is the latest sign of the deteriorating security situation in the capital. The instability has grown so quickly in the past month or so that many die-hard Damascenes are fleeing.
Mar 20, 2013 — More than 8,000 Syrians cross the border into neighboring countries each day. Lebanon has the biggest urban refugee population in the region, and the highest number of unregistered Syrians. The U.N. says despite its best efforts, Syrian refugees in Lebanon can still expect to wait at least four months before receiving help.
Aug 28, 2012 — Turkey and Jordan say they're dealing with tens of thousands of Syrian refugees and don't have the capacity to help them all.
Jul 28, 2012 — Renewed, intense fighting erupts in Syria's largest city, Aleppo, where rebels and government troops are battling each other in several neighborhoods. Although no one has prevailed, the government is expected to force back the rebels because of its superior firepower.
Jul 18, 2012 — Wednesday's bombing in Damascus, which killed several senior figures in President Bashar Assad's inner circle, also shattered the notion that he and his government still have firm control of the capital.
Feb 21, 2012 — Al-Sayed was live-streaming the shelling of Homs when all of a sudden the stream went quiet. The last video posted to al-Sayed's Youtube page was of his body in a makeshift hospital.
Feb 14, 2012 — Zabadani was the only Syrian town that was under the opposition's full control during the 10-month rebellion. In January, the regime was forced into a truce because the army couldn't dislodge the rebels. But now Syrians troops are back, and Zabadani is under threat again.