October 26, 2012 Activists say some civilians have been killed by gunfire, but that government forces are not attacking rebels from the sky so far today.
October 25, 2012 For the first time, an intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the Israeli military operates in Sudan. The comments came just days after the government in Khartoum accused Israel of bombing an arms factory. The Israeli government has refused to comment officially.
October 25, 2012 A message has appeared on the website of Syria's SANA news agency saying that the country's armed forces will halt military operations for four days, starting Friday. But the regime has some conditions and rebels doubt the military will honor its pledge.
October 24, 2012 But other ceasefire deals have quickly fallen apart, and it isn't clear that the Syrian regime has signed on to this latest effort. If there is a truce, it is supposed to last through the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday.
October 23, 2012 Criticizing Syrian President Bashar Assad can be a dangerous business. But that hasn't stopped the creators of YouTube videos called Top Goon, which relentlessly mock the Syrian leader with papier-mache puppets.
October 22, 2012 Cairo is the city that never sleeps. It's routine for people of all ages to go out late at night. But the Egyptian government wants to turn off the lights earlier to conserve erratic electricity supplies. Egyptians aren't happy and say it would change Cairo's character.