In Yemen a deal that could see veteran president Ali Abdullah Saleh step down within a month has met with considerable doubt.
For his part, Saleh has given an interview in which he questions who he should hand power to.
And among many protesters, there is suspicion as to whether the plan is in their interest. For example, they are unhappy that it includes immunity for Saleh and his aides over corruption and the deaths of demonstrators.
More people were reported killed in clashes in the south on Sunday.
If the deal goes through, say opponents, it will give the president carte blanche for a month.