Egypt's parliament defied a military order for its dissolution and convened briefly today, but did so merely to determine how to respond to a Supreme Court ruling declaring the parliament invalid.
The Bashir administration's hold on power is precarious. But you won't see that story on TV news or your newspaper's front page.
A top Syrian general and one-time confidante of President Bashar al-Assad has defected and is believed to be headed to Paris, a possible blow to Assad's regime.
An Al Jazeera report argues that's likely, sparking a renewed flurry of speculation about how the Palestinian leader died.
Human Rights Watch report finds that Syria has created an 'archipelago' of torture facilities where the four intelligence agencies have used more than 20 distinct torture methods on detainees.
Such high-level defections have been rare so far. But if they become more frequent, they could cause Assad's regime to crumble from within.
Russia plans to dispatch two ships carrying marines to its naval base in Tartous, reportedly to protect Russian citizens and evacuate them if needed.