Syria's rebels have taken hold of several key areas of Aleppo, the country's largest city, but the Syrian Army is mounting a concerted counter attack to try and drive them out of the country's commercial heart.
Syria's ongoing civil war has moved to Aleppo, where rebels and government forces have squared off in several days of violent battles. Both sides claimed victories on Monday, but the real losers are the civilians.
In what could be a major escalation of the violence in Syria, government forces have taken to the air to try and roll back a rebel advance into the country's commercial hub, Aleppo. It's the first time fighter jet attacks have been reported.
Syria spiraled further out of control over the weekend, with increased fighting in and around the country's two main cities and the government for the first time admitting that it has chemical weapons. Amidst all that, children are paying a heavy price.
Syria was rocked Wednesday morning by a deadly suicide bombing that killed the defense minister and President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law, the military's deputy chief of staff. It's a further sign the tide of the revolution may be turning.
While Egypt's government is locked in a power struggle, the people just want government to work for them. New President Mohammed Morsi has invited them to bring their concerns to the government -- and they have.
Sirte was the location of some of the fiercest fighting of Libya's revolution, the final holdout and the place where Muammar Gaddafi himself holed up in his last weeks and days. Now, as Libya awaits results of its first, free elections, not everyone in Sirte is equally excited.
Libya's about to have its first democratic elections, and while tensions are high and there are fears of violence, candidates are pressing on. Some of the most popular candidates, though, have only loose ties to Libya's recent history. In fact, they spent years, sometimes decades, living in exile abroad.
An international human rights organization this week released a report that it says documents a series of detention and torture facilities setup around Syria by the country's government. The report is based on hundreds of interviews with Syrians who were victims of the government program.
Egypt was supposed to find out who would be its next president Thursday. Now it's delayed indefinitely while "improprieties" in the voting are investigated. Meanwhile, the country's former president was reported dead. But he wasn't. All of this has Egyptians seeing conspiracies at every turn.