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Iran president's inner circle has Western accent

07/30/2013 11:45am
Just days after Hasan Rouhani's election victory in Iran, his top advisers and allies gathered for a closed-door strategy session at a think tank run by the new president. The group, lugging spread sheets, notes and policy papers, also carried something new into the mix _ an array of degrees from Western universities.

Syrian war takes center stage on Ramadan TV series

07/30/2013 4:19pm
Blasts echo in the distance as two longtime friends and neighbors sit along a narrow street in old Damascus chatting about Syria, when one of them calls the civil war raging in their home country a "crisis."