Contentious US vote on Syria intervention nears
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Russia risks becoming a moral pariah by supporting the Syrian regime. Meanwhile, as the United States and France weigh a possible intervention, leaders in both countries are taking hits from public discontent. As the debate ebbs and flows, Syrian residents hoard food, fearing military strikes. Meanwhile, the Moscow mayoral race heats up and provides a glimmer of hope for the opposition.
The Moscow Times: The skies above Damascus
The Wall Street Journal: Syrians hoard food
The Guardian: Opposition candidates give Putin a bloody nose
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