- Roula Khalaf muses on the lionising of broker Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese’s film, The Wolf of Wall Street.
- Syrians have little hope for the talks in Geneva between the Assad regime and opposition forces, writes Borzou Daragahi.
- Aboud Dandachi, a Sunni activist from Homs, describes life in the port of Tartous, an Assad stronghold.
- The Catholic Church in Slovenia is in crisis after the “commercial misadventures” of clergy has placed the church in Maribor at risk of repossession.
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