Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) director-general Ahmet Uzumcu speaks during a press conference in The Hague on October 11, 2013. OPCW, the watchdog now overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal, won the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to rid the world of the devastating weapons.
While we've been focused on our own government's problems here in the U.S., just a few short weeks ago all eyes were on Syria.
You might have missed it, but weapons inspectors have been in the country since the first of October. While they've inspected at least 11 chemical weapons sites so far, there are a few sites that remain inaccessible because of security reasons.
Here to get us caught up with the news on Syria is Jane Arraf, an Al Jazeera America reporter based in Jordan.