Army defectors attacked a military intelligence building in Syria today as pressure builds on dictator Bashar al-Assad to stop killing his own people. Would outright civil war serve his interests or those of a divided opposition? Also, US Marines head to Australia to balance China's power, and the Republican race for the presidential nomination's become a roller coaster with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich the latest to be on a rise. We talk with one of his former aides.
Banner image; Delegates assemble during a meeting comprising of Arab league member states and Turkey to discuss a response to the crackdown in Syria, in Rabat on November 16, 2011. Photo by Abdelhak Senna/AFP/Getty Images