The ruling Socialist Party won, in the Parliamentary elections on Sunday, support sufficient to build a coalition government. The voter turn out was very low.
Israel's government claims to achieve cooperation on the non-military level with several Arabic states.
The White House decision caught US allies in Syria by surprise.
On Friday afternoon HK Government introduced the Colonial-style Martial Law measures against the protesters. Prominent attorneys explained that the measures would not stand the legal challenge.
Protesters demonstrated against the dramatic hike of gas prices after the government decided to cut the subsidies.
Pro-democracy activist commented on the political and social situation of the country.