Territorial bickering aside, the Falkland Islands have been rather disappointing to the oil industry since the 2011 discovery of 1.4 billion barrels of oil in the North Falkland Basin, Alic writes.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public speech yesterday that, outside the regime, is seen as offering nothing more than many more months of violence.
An Israeli envoy was dispatched to Cairo to take part in Gaza cease-fire negotiations sponsored by Egypt. Turkey and Qatar will also take part.
The fractious Syrian opposition has come together to create a new unified front in their battle against President Bashar al-Assad.