When Libyan rebels celebrated the death of Muammar Gaddafi, the colonel's gold-plated pistol was held up as a symbol of their victory — I watched as they passed it among themselves. Four years on, I've been back to Libya to find the man with the golden gun.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Monday that criminals are behind the deaths of some 120 Syrian security forces. Witnesses have a different story.
50,000 US troops will remain in Iraq to train and advise Iraqi security forces. One focus of attention is the northern city of Kirkuk which some fear could become a future flashpoint. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse has spent time with the US Army in Kirkuk.
Media restrictions make it difficult for Iranians to voice their opinion about the country's current political turmoil. But the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse travelled to the Iran-Iraq border, where he found some Iranians who were surprisingly outspoken.