Wednesday's global agenda: All eyes on Syria

Backlash: A surge in civilians killed by U.S. drone strikes is creating sympathy for al Qaeda in Yemen, The Washington Post reports.

Tone-deaf: Russia warned America's ambassador to tone down his public remarks after Michael McFaul accused the country of putting “a big bribe on the table" to get Kyrgyzstan to order the United States out of a transit base being used to support operations in Afghanistan. [Wall Street Journal]

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