Syrian Arab

1) Most of the news we read today is about the troubled Middle East; who are some of the political and economic actors involved?

2) Syria is the home of the oldest musical notation in history, how is the cultural and social scene evolving today in the midst of all the turmoil?

3) Damascus is the oldest continuously inhabited capital in history, is it safe there today? How does this ancient capital bring people together despite the efforts of foreign extremist forces?