Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych is taking a sick leave, while the protesters are asking for his resignation. The presidential website said that Yanukovych suffers an acute respiratory illness and high fever.
Some have seen the announcement in such a crucial moment as suspicious and a sign that Yanukovych may be losing power.

Satellite imagery, witness statements, and video and photographic evidence show that Syrian authorities deliberately and unlawfully demolished thousands of residential buildings in Damascus and Hama in 2012 and 2013, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Pope Francis called on a more human communication in this era of digital technology and the Internet that can be a source of great good but also can turn into something cold, impersonal and even isolating.

Due to family matters I’m gonna be unable to update this blog in a week . I’ll be back on Monday 27. I’m sorry for the inconveniences.

Egyptians vote in constitutional referendum. First ballot since military overthrew President Morsi Likely to spawn presidential bid of General al-Sisi – Al Jazeera.

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Click over to whatever website you visit most frequently to get news. Find the third headline on the page. Make sure that headline is in your post.
– Did you hear it?: “Kerry, Lavrov call for ‘localized’ ceasefire in Syria ahead of Geneva II talks”.
– I wonder what “localized” exactly means.

Eight years in comma before death. Terrible. Ariel Sharon has been politically dead since 2006. Now he’s been praised by some as a man of peace and a pragmatic. But his years as a Prime Minister were ones of great violence.