BBC Syrian reporter Lina Sinjab bids an emotional farewell to her hometown of Damascus after having covered the conflict there for over two years. She produced a documentary "Damascus Diary" which is a collection of her personal observations in Syria.
The Syrian army has launched renewed assaults on several cities including Homs and Hama, killing dozens of people, according to activists. The Arab League says there has been a "high escalation" of violence in recent days.
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.
There have been continued reports of heavy clashes in Yemen between troops and suspected al-Qaida gunmen in the south of the country. Meanwhile, Ali Saleh remains in medical care in Saudi Arabia. The BBC's Lina Sinjab reports from Sanaa.
At least 39 people have been killed in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, doctors and officials say. The clashes come as domestic and international pressure continues for President Saleh to step down. Lisa Mullins gets the latest from BBC's Lina Sinjab in Sanaa.