Democratic freedoms are being clipped and police vans are waiting for those who might disagree what the Sri Lankan government is doing.
This week's Commonwealth meeting in Sri Lanka will be overshadowed by the mass killing of 40,000 people in a so-called "safe zone" in 2009.
Spying on your friends and allies is a serious charge.
British surgeon David Knott describes the cruel war games played by snipers inside Syria's seemingly unending conflict.
Post-Gaddafi, competing factions of armed militias make a joke of the idea of Libya as a united or stable country. It is anything but.
The Syrian Information Minister gives ITV News the first official government response to the US-Russia chemical weapons deal.
The Syrian village of Maaloula has been a safe haven for Christians for two thousand years, but now it has been dragged into civil war.
There has been more diplomatic progress on Syria in the last week, than in the previous one hundred weeks.
As President Barack Obama confirms the US will not launch strikes in Syria it is a case of everybody wins ... except for the victims.
No-one disputes that hundreds died here. But as the world's nations squabble the crime remains unanswered, the killers unpunished.