Welcome to 10 minutes of international current events.
I'm Carl Azuz, reporting from Atlanta, Georgia, for CNN STUDENT NEWS.
First up this Wednesday, Russian drones over Syria.
We've told you before how Russia has been building up military equipment and troops in Syria.
It seems to be supporting the Syrian government in the Middle Eastern country's civil war.
That concerns the U.S. because it opposes Syria's government and wants its president removed.
Russia has started to fly drones, unnamed aircraft there.
U.S. officials say it looks like they're doing surveillance.
They haven't said whether the drones are armed.
Here's where this gets more complicated, though, the U.S. is leading airstrikes against the ISIS terrorist group in Syria.
American officials are now concerned about possible run-ins between American and Russian aircraft in the skies over Syria.
Next up, Pope Francis, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, arrived on U.S. soil yesterday.
It's the pontiff's first trip to America.
And when his plan arrived, President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, as well as Vice President Joe Biden and his family were there to greet the pope.
He'll be in the U.S. for six days, travelling to Washington, New York, and Philadelphia, and will give the first ever joint address to Congress by a pope.
He's influential and closely watched both inside and outside the Catholic Church.
In just over two years, Pope Francis has shown the world how the leader of the Catholic Church can be compassionate, comedic, controversial and captivating.
Here are some ways the pontiff has surprised us all.