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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 26, 2015

Photos of the weekend

Holocaust survivor Robert Salomon (c.) is assisted as he walks at the former World War II concentration camp of Natzweiler-Struthof during ceremonies to mark the French National Deportation Day, in Natzweiler, eastern France, Sunday.

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