FROM Aron Heller
Russia's Military Quietly Moves into Syria Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon says Russian forces are arriving in Syria — apparently to help President Bashar al-Assad reverse recent battlefield losses in a civil war that’s lasted for five years. Aron Heller reports from Jerusalem for the Associated Press .
Israel Calls 16,000 More Reservists as Netanyahu Vows to Go the Long-Haul The UN’s high commissioner for refugees said today that both sides have violated international humanitarian law during the fighting in Gaza. Meanwhile, Israel has called up another 16,000 reservists. Aron Heller is in Jerusalem for the Associated Press.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.