Mleiha area in the outskirts of Damascus is about to fall completely in the hands of the Syrian government forces after the significant advances the Syrian army made recently. This fall would necessarily cause a devastating blow to the takfiri groups in eastern Gouta.
— It is almost certain that Lakhdar Ibrahimi is quitting his job in two month time after the failure of his mission and his inability to conclude any agreement to put an end to the ongoing crisis.
— Saudi Arabia is expected to witness a major change in the ruling family, with the demise of certain names and the advent of others. The change in names is not expected to affect the policies of the kingdom abruptly; a slow and gradual change is more likely to take place.