Turkey is openly opposed to the Assad regime and has supported rebel groups, allowing weapons to cross the Turkish border to Assad's chagrin.
The UN report on chemical weapons in Syria is expected to confirm an attack occurred – not identify who carried it out.
Russia pushed Syria to agree to put its chemical stockpile under international control. But Putin's government is opposing a UN resolution that would outline strict consequences for Syria if it doesn't comply.
Fatin Yousef outlasted the US invasion and civil war, but threats and kidnappings finally drove her out of Iraq. Only one of her 60 relatives remains there.
A Russian proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons stockpile under international control has revived international diplomacy on Syria.
The Monitor's Syria correspondent says that some of the best analysis of Syria's conflict has come from the satirical news source.
As Obama argues for military intervention in Syria, President Assad says he wasn't involved in the use of chemical weapons there and the US could see consequences if they act.
Although the G20 is focused on economic policy, the big issue will be a response to Syria – not the first time the group has veered into security issues.
'The US approach to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Iran, Libya, and perhaps soon, Syria, is seen by many in northern Nigeria as fundamentally anti-Islamic.'