{FD} Syria’s opposition, divided and varied, to get a new face

Syria's notoriously fragmented opposition is gathering in the Saudi capital for a meeting intended to close ranks and come up with a unified vision ahead of a new round of peace talks in Geneva.

{FD} The Latest: Lebanese PM Hariri makes detour, lands in Cyprus

The Latest on the crisis following Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's shock resignation from Saudi Arabia more than two weeks ago (all times local): 10: 55 p.m. Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has made an unexpected detour on what was assumed to be his flight home to Beirut and has instead landed in Cyprus to meet with President Nicos Anastasiades there.

{FD} Figure known as ‘Crocodile’ set to replace Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and now poised to take over as the country's president within hours, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, the newly resigned President Robert Mugabe.