Assad is uneasy and feels insecure about the most strategically important Syrian border: the one it shares with Jordan.
As the Istanbul Friends of Syria meeting approaches, opposition groups have a long way to go until stability is achieved
Death in custody prompts complaints about Israeli negligence and questions about Palestinian leadership.
The international community pledged more than $1.5bn in humanitarian aid to Syria, but most has not been handed over.
Curbing massive subsidies is essential to landing an IMF rescue, but more loans might not be what Egypt needs.
Embattled northwestern city lacks security as young media activists utilise new freedoms to cover events.
Supporters of former Yemen president Saleh says the Arab Spring is a failure, and vows they will be back in power.
US president brokered an Israeli rapprochement with Turkey but there was little progress on the Palestinian issue.
A few kilometres away from the hype in Israel, Palestinians will greet the American president with anger and apathy.
UN-backed meeting between leaders of main factions could be the last chance for political disputes to be settled.
Ahmed Wasfi, in charge of the military's operations in Port Said, is one officer most people seem to especially like.