Political Comment (13 August 2012)


Syria's prime minister has changed sides, and Iran is calling for a three-month ceasefire and talks between the government and the opposition. In Libya the transitional council has handed power to the newly elected interim assembly.


Prime Minister Defects 

The 6 August defection of Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab – who issued a statement saying that "I announce today my defection from the...