MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Will Bashar al-Assad keep his promises? A day after the president's pledge to end the bloodshed, more people are gunned down in Syria. Also, Palestinians hope that their admission to UNESCO as full members will help protect their top cultural and religious sites. Finally, we take a look at a campaign to free Egypt's star blogger, Alaa Abdel-Fattah, who has been jailed by the ruling generals.