The political and human rights environment in Bahrain ahead of this weekend's grand prix is much calmer than in 2012 or 2013, argues Mohammed Al Sayed of the pro-government Citizens for Bahrain group.
Bahrain's royal family faces a lose-lose situation ahead of the grand prix: cancel it and lose face, or let it proceed and become a hook for adverse media coverage, writes activist Dr Ala'a Shehabi.
At a gun battle in Kabul Alex Thomson reports how Kabul reacts, if you can you get off the streets regardless of where the attack is happening - you get off them fast.
They were once the political world's greatest rivals. Now, Tony Blair and David Cameron are to join the negotiating table for a different kind of peace.
Three-year-old Abdel Karim suffered a relapse after treatment of his brain tumour was delayed by Israeli authorities, who suspect his Gaza family of involvement in clashes with Israeli forces.
Twelve people are killed in Cairo, security sources say, as Egypt marks the third anniversary of the revolution that led to the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.
The UN says that both sides will negotiate face to face in Geneva for the first time on Saturday, just hours after the regime threatened to walk out, writes Sakhr Al-Makhadhi from Geneva.