Fear is shaping events in Crimea, the multi-ethnic peninsula that finds itself at the heart of a tussle between great powers.
Thousands of Syrian Kurds are taking a short boat ride across the River Tigris to seek salvation from the ongoing war.
Having just met the sign language interpreter from Mandela's memorial, his explanation that he had a schizophrenic attack seems plausible.
This chemical attack, if proven, is a brazen demonstration of the Syrian regime's ability to get away with slaughter on a grand scale.
The Interior Minister's claim that minimum force was used in the Cairo crackdown is ridiculous. The tactic was more akin to scorched earth.
As the Muslim Brotherhood adapts to a life without power, they need to muster widespread support to fight back.
If it all seemed a bit tinpot there was nothing amateurish about the military takeover in Egypt.
Opponents and supporters of President Morsi clashed bitterly across Cairo yesterday, with being at least 16 killed and hundreds wounded.
The Egyptian Army said it will not overthrow Mohamed Morsi but have not called for him to step down. So what can they do to ease the crisis?
His should be a stable government for he will not need any other party bloc to form a coalition; a few independents will do.