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Syria violence spoils hope for Eid truce
Car bombing in Damascus and fighting in several provinces point to violations of Brahimi's ceasefire by both sides.
Last updated: 27 Oct 2012 08:22 GMT
'Airstrikes' pound Syrian rebel strongholds
Activists reports deadly raids in Idlib and Aleppo provinces, despite ceasefire request by UN-Arab league envoy Brahimi.
Last updated: 17 Oct 2012 14:26 GMT
UN envoy to Syria urges temporary ceasefire
Shuttling between neighbours Iran and Iraq as Syria fighting rages on, Lakhdar Brahimi welcomes "ideas from all sides".
Last updated: 16 Oct 2012 01:04 GMT
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The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Unravelling culture in Iraq's Kurdish region
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
Surviving the post-employment economy
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
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South Sudan's massacre among many
Marx's last stand: Eastern Ukraine
Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
Crimea, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Gordian Knot
Diba Nigar Goksel
Antagonising Iran: A strategic miscalculation?
Seyed Mohammad Marandi
Spain's rightward plunge
In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
In Pictures: Recounting horror of Rana Plaza
Suffering continues for survivors and victims’ families a year after the building collapsed in Dhaka.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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