January 3, 2023: U.S. House of Representatives gather to vote for Speaker, Israel military fires missiles at Damascus airport, and North Korean missile tests.
Turkey mulls expanding military operations against Kurdish militants in northern Syria. Plus: Moldova’s energy crisis, New Zealand considers lowering the voting age and the latest technology news.
Bosra is a major archaeological site in Syria, with ruins from Roman, Byzantine, and Muslim times. The most impressive of all is the magnificent perfectly preserved Roman amphitheater, built in the second century. Bosra, also spelled Bostra, Busrana, Bozrah, Bozra and officially called Busra al-Sham, is a town in southern Syria.
Is the EU finally preparing to create its own defence force? Plus: the landmark conviction of a senior member of the Syrian regime, what we’ve learned this week and a preview of a 24-hour concert at London’s Barbican.
Why has president Erdoğan sent more troops to Turkey’s border with Syria? Plus: Monocle’s news editor Christopher Cermak previews Germany’s federal election, the latest on a crucial vote on same-sex marriage in Switzerland and Monocle’s Quality of Life Conference begins in Athens.
The latest on the UN Security Council showdown over humanitarian aid for Syria. Plus: we find out about Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam’s call for parents to monitor their children’s political beliefs and the French cities that are imposing restrictions on Airbnb.
President Biden orders U.S. airstrike targeting Iran-backed militia, GOP mayors embrace pandemic relief plan, and complaints against airlines and travel agencies hit record high.
Dr David Adesnik, Director of Research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, talks to Jonathan Kay about ISIS, Syria and the Kurds.