On Monday, fighting between rebels and government forces in Syria spread to Damascus, reportedly engulfing the capital in its worst violence since the uprising began some 16 months ago. The development is seen as the latest indication that Syria's conflict has devolved into an all-out civil war, with the battles moving from impoverished provinces to central cities. The international community remains divided on how to approach the conflict, and Russia, a strong ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, earlier in the day objected to a U.N. Security Council resolution to impose new sanctions on Syria.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- How our botched understanding of 'science' ruins everything
- Mike Huckabee's head-scratching advice to Christian voters
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How Scotland's independence movement lost the vote and still won everything
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
- The science of sex: 4 harsh truths about dating and mating
- Why so many Christians won't back down on gay marriage
- The Tea Party has its own immigration problem: Cuba
- Adrian Peterson and our misguided debate about spanking
Subscribe to the Week