Late last week and over the weekend, Israel is believed to have conducted two airstrikes on Syria -- designed to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of their Hezbollah enemies. But some have said this was really a proxy for an attack on Iran.
China's economic prosperity has opened the world to its people. But that openness has meant many of them are demanding the rights and freedoms they see residents of other successful countries enjoying. But so far, the Communist Party has been slow to offer up reforms, despite the people's demands.
Myanmar's ethnic Karen minority are trying to find their footing. Despite democratization in Myanmar, there remains violence in their homelands. Many have settled in the United States, where they're able to rebuild and improve their lives.
Myanmar's National League for Democracy is a small piece of the country's parliament. But already its flexing its muscle as the nascent parliament begins to deal with real issue that will shape the country's future.
Egypt's president, Mohamed Morsi, wants his decisions to be above judicial review. He said as much in a decree that he issued recently. And while he's backed off somewhat in the face of mounting political pressure, opposition groups are returning to a familiar place to try and assert their own power.
Egypt's efforts to forge a new constitution have largely been stymied to date. The first version was thrown out by the courts as not reflective of the country's diversity. Now, a new assembly is trying to write a new one, but encountering resistance from Egyptians who don't like what's in this latest document.
A former U.S. Marine has spent time in Syria recently, trying to train the disorganized fighters to make them more effective in the battle against the Syrian regime. What he found, however, was in-fighting and over-inflated claims that complicate their chances of success.
Syria's civil war continues to wear on with both sides claiming huge gains in their effort to win control of the country. A former Syrian prime minister, Riad Hijab, however, went on TV and said the Syrian regime is collapsing.
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.
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.