Violence has fallen in Syria as a fragile ceasefire takes hold, although both sides are reporting violations. Special envoy Kofi Annan, who brokered the ceasefire, said he was "encouraged" but Syria had not fully complied.
Syrian activists have angrily rejected calls by Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League envoy, for dialogue with the government. The leader of the opposition, Burhan Ghalioun, said the comments were "disappointing" when Syrians were "massacred every day".
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.