For the sixth consecutive day, Turkey and Syria have exchanged artillery fire. Neither wants to see the Syrian conflict turn into a regional war, analysts say, but other factors point to rising tensions.
Just after Libya's Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagur tried for the second time to name his cabinet ministers, the national congress voted to dismiss him. Abu Shagur was elected by the assembly Sept. 12.
Some experts thought they saw signs of Russian support for Syria wavering. But now Russia is forcing the UN to water down its condemnation of Syria for its mortar attack on Turkey, suggesting that the bond is still strong.