By NEIL MacFARQUHAR
Syrian officials are clinging to the claim that they are besieged by a foreign plot, not confronted by a true uprising of the people.
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
Gen. Mokhtar al-Molla said that despite the elections the interim military rulers would still manage the writing of a new constitution in order to insure against an Islamist takeover.
By JOHN M. BRODER
China's conditions for a treaty are unlikely to be met. And conditions by the United States seem to rule out any deal like the one China envisions.
By MARTIN FACKLER
Japan hopes the cleanup near the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will allow the displaced to return home.
By NICHOLAS KULISH
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany appears to have adopted a strategy aimed at remaking the euro zone in her country's likeness.
By STEVEN ERLANGER and STEPHEN CASTLE
As leaders prepared to gather to create a unified approach to save the euro, disagreements emerged among Germany, France and Britain.