Americans aren't interested in the news from Syria, but Obama may still face pressure to intervene.
Attitude towards Shia-led government hardens in the wake of deadly army attack on protesters in Hawija.
Prime minister hails lack of violence, but election watchdogs say disillusioned voters preferred to stay away from polls
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.