Reports emerged from Syria over the weekend of a mass execution in the Damascus suburb of Daraya. If confirmed, it would be the worst atrocity in the year-long civil war. Meanwhile, an academic in the United States sees a grim, Lebanon-like future for Syria.
Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have been continuing a major offensive against rebels in the western city of Zawiya. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from BBC correspondent Jon Leyne who is in Benghazi.
Rebel forces have fought off an attempt by soldiers loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to retake the eastern oil town of Brega. Gaddafi said he would "fight until the last man and woman". Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Jon Leyne in Benghazi.