In Syria, even with the resignation of the head of the opposition Syrian National Council, there appears to be no let up in attacks by government forces.
Paris-based leader Burhan Ghalioun has stepped down, following criticism of his leadership of the opposition coalition which operates from Turkey.
Meanwhile, a series of unverified videos purported to show the crackdown continuing in a number of places, including Rastan in the Homs region and villages near Aleppo.
More unverified footage claimed to show the funeral in the southwestern city of Zabadani of a father-of-three said to be killed by the Syrian army.
Some of the UN’s 300 monitors in Syria visited the northern Damascus neighbourhood of Qaboun, where a bomb killed five people the day before.
Observers have also been to the opposition-controlled city of Douma to speak to activists and help with mediation meant to help enforce the April 12 ceasefire agreement.