Opposition fighters have launched an attack that they hope will give them control of the entire province. It was the first in a series designed to penetrate Idlib city, the last major stronghold of Syrian regime forces in Idlib district.
Six months ago the city of Maarat al-Nu'man was still functioning. Today it's rubble. It's a process that has played out across Syria.
Much of the opiates and hashish produced in Afghanistan pass through Pakistan, where increasing poverty and a host of other factors push increasingly more people toward addiction.