Topic: Al-Nusra Front
Preparing the invitation list to next month's peace conference on Syria is a ticklish matter for the UN's special envoy. Both Iran and Saudi Arabia are influential, on opposite sides, in Syria's civil war. But the US has conditions for including Tehran.
Kidnapping for ransom has become common between Syrian rebel groups competing for weapons to fight the Assad regime.
The most effective forces fighting to topple Syria's Bashar al-Assad are jihadis, some linked to Al Qaeda. They're also a reason he has a shot at winning his war.
Syria's civil war has flooded tiny Jordan with half a million refugees and damaged its economy. The Kingdom worries if it isn't careful, that it could get a lot worse.