Assad is uneasy and feels insecure about the most strategically important Syrian border: the one it shares with Jordan.
School in Turkey funded by charities faces challenges to foster "upcoming generations who will rule over Syria".
Encouraged by uprisings in neighbouring countries, Jordanians have taken to the streets to demand political reforms.
Despite protests, including ones calling for his downfall, King Abdullah says to press forth with polls
Mohammed al-Dahabi, who was once one of the country's most feared officials, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.