By NEIL MacFARQUHAR and NADA BAKRI
As the diplomacy gathered pace, Russia again renewed its opposition to an Arab League plan that calls for President Bashar al-Assad of Syria to cede power.
By STEPHEN CASTLE and JACK EWING
Officials say a deal involving the European Central Bank's holdings of Greek bonds could bridge a crucial financing gap and clear the way for the next bailout.
By ANTHONY SHADID
A blasphemy trial in Tunis symbolizes an emotional struggle, with implications for the Arab world, playing out with the rise of Islamists after the end of a secular dictatorship.
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
Police in several Egyptian cities battled Thursday night and Friday with thousands of protesters angry at the government's failure to prevent deaths at a soccer riot.
By LIAM STACK and J. DAVID GOODMAN
Gunmen stormed a bus in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday, kidnapping two American tourists and an Egyptian tour guide, Egyptian officials said.
By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
Russia said it still had a "number of concerns" over a tentative plan by the United Nations Security Council aimed at stemming the bloodshed in Syria.