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Why Iran is standing by its weakened, and expensive, ally Syria

Iran already spends $35 billion a year to prop up the Assad regime, according to one estimate. Iranian officials say Syria is of supreme strategic importance.

 
 
 
 
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April 27, 2015

Photos of the day 04/27

Artist Kaya Mar poses for photographs with his painting entitled "Saint Kate" across the street from the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, Monday. Britain's Kate the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth to her second child with her husband Prince William at the hospital in the coming days. A small number...

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