Competing partners and interests hinder West's ability to build a united front against the jihadist group.
They were so sure, so sure; but after Scotland's historic independence push ends in defeat, 'Yes' supporters face a grey morning after.
Argentine-born, religiously observant Uriel Ferera has been in military prison seven times and is willing to go back - as long as his protest is heard loud and clear.
Every seven years the land is supposed to rest. As this tended to be onerous, the rabbis came up with inventive ways to circumvent the command.