Two cases have the nation on edge. While the government goes after an ultranationalist gang, prosecutors want to ban the ruling party on charges of Islamist subversion.
Its improved standing poses challenge to US policy of isolation.
Leaders hope their charges of a crime against humanity will push the junta to expand relief efforts.
Court will hear arguments on whether to shutter Turkey's Islamic-rooted ruling party.
This weekend's Arab League gathering of Middle East and North African countries in Syria is expected to be a display in regional divisions.
Keen not to taint Olympics, and under pressure from West, Beijing sends envoy to Khartoum with strong words.
Hao Jinsong, a Beijing lawyer, defies authorities with small lawsuits.
Israeli officials see opportunity to turn Gaza over to Egypt to provide services.
Radical goals for 2020 boost renewable energy and cut emissions sharply.