1812 GMT: Egypt. In the latest chapter of the battle between Egypt's President Morsi and the former regime(see update 0535), Morsi has no said that he will respect the latest court rulings, despite disagreeing with them, over the parliament issue:
In a statement Wednesday, the president says he will seek dialogue with political forces and judicial authorities in an effort to ease tensions over the dispute.
CNN's Ivan Watson has this analysis - "Morsi blinks."
1722 GMT: Syria. Shells fall in a neighborhood of Deir Ez Zor: