In President Assad's heartland the Russian decision to start air strikes on Syrian rebel positions is being hailed by ordinary people, who hope they mark the beginning of the end of a long war.
After I reported on scenes of desperation at the Greece/Macedonia border, there was nearly as much outrage about the use of language as the plight of the people.
The death sentences passed down on eight Gaddafi era officials, including the dictator's son Saif al Islam, are unlikely to cause much outrage in Libya. In fact, they may be a cause for celebration.
A deal on Iran's nuclear programme would be a historic event - but it could come at the expense of angering some of the US's staunchest allies.
I found myself thinking about Rupert Brooke's soldier this morning as we mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and think about British tourists who were murdered in Tunisia.
The detention of General Emmanuel Karake Karenzi will strain relationships between Rwanda and the UK. He is expected to go before a court on Thursday.
"Were you afraid of Jihadi John?" "No, because I'm a Muslim. He was right to kill those journalists because they were all spies under the cover of journalism."
The killing near Benghazi of Mokhtar Belmokhtar, al-Qaeda's top man in north Africa, is unlikely to quell the rising jihadi movement in Libya and the surrounding region.
The African migrants I met in the Misrata detention centre have a lot in common with journalists and politicians - just look at their attitude to risk and their relationship with the truth.
They perform dangerous turns in 4x4s on the sand dunes of Misrata. But what chance Libya's young men will turn their testosterone to fight a new enemy, more dangerous than Gadaffi?