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From The Outside, Doctor Mobilizes Aid For Syrians

In makeshift field hospitals in Syria, doctors struggle in grim conditions to provide emergency care. Such scenes moved one Syrian doctor in the U.S. to help organize equipment, medicine and training for his violence-wracked homeland.

Atomic Energy Chief: Iran Hasn't Resolved Questions

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran is still not providing enough cooperation with inspectors. The agency has tried twice to visit one particular Iranian military base and has been rebuffed.

New Prize Aims To Become 'Nobel' Of Engineering

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is a new award created with hopes to breathe new life into the field. One million British pounds will be awarded every two years for an engineering achievement deemed to have great benefit to humanity. Nominations for the prize opened last week. Robert Siegel talks to Lord Browne of Madingley, the former president of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the force behind the award.

Iceland's Former PM On Trial For Financial Crisis

The first world leader to be prosecuted in the wake of the global financial crisis went on trial Monday. Iceland's former Prime Minister Geir Haarde is charged with gross negligence related to the 2008 economic collapse in that country. Melissa Block talks with Ingo Sigfussen, the deputy head of news at RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.

Some Palestinians Critical Of U.S.-Israel Talks

Palestinian leaders are voicing disappointment with the Obama Administration's apparent reluctance to do more to promote the stalled Mideast peace process. They say the issue is no longer a priority for the U.S.