Palestinian women increasingly face violence from their husbands but often prefer to stay silent to avoid shame.
Faced with a worsening situation, the new UN/Arab League Special Representative for Syria is keeping expectations low.
Desire for revenge against state's symbols of oppression are evident in areas where Free Syrian Army has won control.
Established to counterbalance dominance of US and former Soviet Union, NAM members are now at an impasse over Syria.
Life in the small, northwest Syrian town of Salma has become hell, says one paediatrician, who has decided to stay.
Scratch below the surface and you see, perhaps, a movement that is being invigorated, that's finding a purpose.
Angry Egyptians who have to endure power cuts on a daily basis are blaming the crisis on the president.
At least 16,000 homeless villagers must now begin to repair their shattered lives.
In the bloodied, frenetic mess of a Syrian opposition field hospital, one question emerges: "Where is the world's help?"
Some Kurds in northeastern Syria see unrest in the country as a golden opportunity.
Whatever the motives behind the president's move, the Second Republic is a new era indeed for Egypt.