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Syrians Anxious About Worsening Humanitarian Crisis

As Americans debate military intervention, the UN's refugee agency has warned that Syria could be on the 'verge of the abyss.' Host Michel Martin discusses the millions of Syrians who have been displaced by the conflict with Dr. Zaher Sahloul, president of the Syrian American Medical Society, and Rima Kamal, the Red Cross' spokesperson in Damascus.

Where U.S. Allies Stand On A Strike Against Syria

President Obama is finding it challeging to win international backing for a strike on Syria. France and Turkey are two countries that favor a military response.

Kerry Says Assad, A 'Thug And Murderer,' Was Behind Attack

As the world waits for what are expected to be U.S. missile strikes on military targets inside Syria in coming days, Secretary of State John Kerry made the Obama administration's case for holding the Syrian leader accountable.

India's PM Tries To Reassure Country Over Rupee's Slide

The leader says he believes the currency, which has fallen by 15 percent since May, is undervalued, but that the drop doesn't mean the economy is 'going down a hill'.

Defectors Think Most North Koreans Approve Of Kim Jong Un

A survey shows that most of them believe three meals a day has helped boost the leader's popularity, despite the country's continued economic woes.

Seamus Heaney, Irish Poet And Nobel Laureate, Dies At 74

Irish poet Seamus Heaney has died in Dublin at the age of 74. He was one of the world's best-known poets. In 1995 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Striking Syria Still Seems A Question Of When, Not Whether

The White House is expected to soon release more of the evidence it says it has to support the case that the Assad regime used chemical weapons against its own people. Despite the news that Britain won't be joining in any military action, the Obama administration seems determined to go ahead.

British Parliament Rejects Military Strikes On Syria

The British Parliament has refused to endorse a military strike against Syria. Prime Minister David Cameron had called the session to argue for military intervention in Syria in response to the apparent chemical strike that killed hundreds there.

White House Presses On With Plans To Strike Syria

The Obama administration says action is necessary because Syria's government used chemical weapons against its own people last week — killing hundreds. What evidence is there that Syria's government was behind the attack?

If The U.S. Strikes, What Are The Targets Inside Syria?

David Greene talks to retired U.S. Army General Jack Keane about possible military targets in Syria — should President Obama decide to launch a strike. General Keane says the primary targets should include several airfields. That would eliminate runways and aircraft, and the other infrastructure that supports Syria's air power.