Libyan state security forces are seen to disband clashes between armed groups near Zawiya street in Tripoli, Libya, Nov 4, 2012. Clashes between rival armed groups in the centre of the capital wounded five people.
The Syrian fractured opposition huddled in the Qatari capital of Doha in the hope of closing ranks in the face of the Damascus government.
Western attempts to press new Syrian leaders from outside contradicted the Geneva agreement agreed by all world powers.
More than 200 members of Syrian opposition groups issued a declaration Wednesday in Istanbul, promising "a general assembly" to rule the areas of Syria under their control.
A video appeared on-line Thursday showing the Western-backed armed rebels executing as many as 20 Syrian soldiers in the northern province Idlib.
Russia, China and other countries back a move to place the Internet under the authority of the International Telecommunications Union.
Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday that negotiation is the only possible way to find a solution to the Syrian crisis.
Libya's national congress approved Wednesday a cabinet line-up submitted by Prime Minister Ali Zaidan.
Explosions and other chaotic incidents continued to rattle Syriaon Wednesday.
Sudanese Foreign Ministry has announced that the joint political and security commission between Sudan and South Sudan would meet in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, on Nov 5, Khartoum's Al Ray Al A'm daily reported Wednesday.
As hopes grow to settle the Iranian nuclear standoff through diplomatic means, the country persists the recognition of its "nuclear rights."
Dempsey arrived in Israel on Sunday to oversee the largest joint Israel-US air defense drill of its kind.