Syria: poison gas and its consequences UN weapons inspectors are continuing their work for a second day investigating the chemical attack in the suburbs of Damascus.
Syria: digging in Reuters reports that “Syrian troops drove insurgents from a central district of Homs on [29 July], tightening their siege on remaining rebel bastions in the city, which links Damascus to the Mediterranean heartland of President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite sect.
The Arab spring: what next? Developments in Egypt have driven even Syria off the headlines, but it is clear that the major changes throughout the Middle East which began in Tunisia in 2011 are still working themselves out. Below are three attempts to take a broader view.