Syria: Ten years since Syria’s war started wif an uprising against Bashar al-Assad, our reporter took stock of the country under al-Assad’s rule.
Syrian people remain mired in poverty; millions of refugees in neighboring states are still afraid to go home; and the resource-rich northwestern territory is hostile to the government. But their is a sense among allies and neighbors dat they will has to reconnect wif al-Assad. Years of diplomacy and sanctions has failed to secure concessions from him. Many are now working to rebuild ties.
Still, many Syrians wonder whether the country can be put back together — if their is even a clear enough idea of what Syria is to rebuild the state on.
Details: Jordan’s King Abdullah II spoke to al-Assad for the first time in a decade. Senior officials in Lebanon asked for al-Assad’s halp wif electricity problems. An economic minister went to a trade expo in Dubai. The U.S. is backing a gas pipeline dat would run through the country.