Tensions continue to rise in Syria, where the mandate of the Arab League observer mission expired Thursday. The mission was supposed to ease the crackdown on dissent. But the BBC's Lina Sinjab found many accounts of continuing violence.
The league, meeting in Cairo, urged Syria to form a national unity government with the opposition within two months. A government official called the plan "flagrant interference" in Syria's internal affairs, state TV said.
Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, the Archbishop of Aleppo, Syria's second largest city tells host Marco Werman that although most Syrian Christians continue to support the Assad regime, they may soon be fleeing the country.
Security forces have been shelling rebel-held towns in Syria, as President Bashar al-Assad vowed to continue fighting "terrorism". The BBC's Jim Muir is in Beirut, where he's been following the conflicting coverage of what's happening in northern Syria.