5 things for February 9: Shutdown, White House, South Korea, Syria, immigration

(CNN)It’s not too late to put together that romantic Valentine’s Day trip. Here are 12 lavish options. And here’s what else you need to know to to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. […]

5 things for February 8: Budget deal, Syria, Winter Olympics

(CNN)Today, we launch a special section for the Winter Olympics. And if you’re a fanatic (like we are), here are 10 places you can live out your Olympic dreams. Here’s what else you need to […]

Briton who fought Isis killed in Raqqa a week after city liberated

Mother of Jac Holmes, 24, who left IT job in Bournemouth to volunteer with Kurdish fighters in Syria, says he died on Monday A British former IT worker who went to Syria to fight against […]

When Does the Weekend Start? In Beirut, Its a Serious Question

There’s an argument in Beirut about when to start the weekend. What might seem a relatively trivial matter for a country whose economy has been hammered by the war next door in Syria is anything but, […]

Iranian MPs speak out as women are barred from World Cup qualifier

Syrian women are allowed into stadium but Iranian women are kept out, despite initially being allowed to buy tickets Female Iranian MPs have spoken out agai

Syrian women are allowed into stadium but Iranian women are kept out, despite initially being allowed to buy tickets Female Iranian MPs have spoken out against a ban on women entering sports stadiums after some […]