Syria's Bashar al-Assad has called for elections, even as his troops make war on their own people. We hear the stories of refugees, get reports on anti-government forces and update international calls for humanitarian intervention. Also, Iran touts nuclear advances and threatens to cut European oil exports. On Reporter's Notebook, is Jeremy Lin the next Bruce Lee, a role model for Chinese-American?
Banner image: Syrian army soldiers stand at a checkpoint in the city of Harasta, 9 km north of Damascus on February 15, 2012. Photo by Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images