The BBC's Lyse Doucet with an Update on the Situation With Syria's Civil War on The World for 2-26-1

PRI's The World - with Host Marco Werman  

Today on The World, an incredible conversation between Marco and the BBC's Lyse Doucet about her visit to Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus. It was built in 1948 as a refuge for Palestinians fleeing the Arab-Israeli war - now it's caught up in Syria's brutal civil war.  Lyse has covered the war from the very beginning, but says she was shocked by the devastation and distress she saw in Yarmouk.

Also today, three years after Fukushima, the Japanese government renews its push for nuclear power.  Many of the country's nuclear plants will be restarted after a safety check. We get the latest from the Wall Street Journal's Deputy Tokyo Bureau Chief William Sposato.

And our Wednesday segment on global chefs and tastemakers in New York City introduces Barbara Sibley, chef and owner of La Palapa Cocina Mexicana.  She tells how much of modern Mexican cuisine began in the kitchens of Mexican convents.