Latest update: 12/12/2011
Syria's deserters hiding in Lebanon
First, Syria's President, Bashar al-Assad, speaks to ABC news and denies ever ordering a crackdown on protesters. We also meet up with Syrian army deserters hiding out in neighbouring Lebanon. Next, Egypt's young, liberal revolutionaries are bitter after a very poor showing in the parliamentary elections. Finally, we discover the top Twitter trend of the year: "Egypt" was the most tweeted word of 2011.