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Why intervene in Syria now?
We ask why, when bullets and bombs have killed tens of thousands, it took an alleged chemical attack to inspire outrage.
Last updated: 10 Sep 2013 14:38 GMT
The Egyptian coup and the fate of political Islam
Political Islam must embrace pluralistic societies and reconcile religion with constitutionalism if it is to survive.
Imam Zaid Shakir
Last updated: 18 Jul 2013 14:50 GMT
Syria army launches intense assault on Homs
Civilian deaths reported as air strikes and shelling destroy buildings in several areas of the central city.
Last updated: 30 Jun 2013 20:34 GMT
Adunis, the revolutionary poet
Syrian poet Adunis may be at the heart of modern Arabic poetry, yet the Arab Spring has consigned him to irrelevance.
Last updated: 11 Jul 2011 12:56 GMT
Syrian forces 'ordered to shoot to kill'
Rights group releases testimonies of defectors from security forces who say they took part in crackdown on protests.
Last updated: 09 Jul 2011 16:05 GMT
Arab Spring exposes Nasrallah's hypocrisy
The Shia leader is happy to support protesters in Bahrain and Egypt, but he won't criticise Syria's violent crackdown.
Last updated: 22 Jun 2011 16:15 GMT
Syrian blogger's release demanded
Human Rights Watch says writer has been detained for nine months with no contact from family, apparently over her blog.
Last updated: 21 Sep 2010 11:34 GMT
Al-Assad receives ex-foe Jumblatt
Lebanese Druze leader holds talks with Bashar al-Assad following five-year rift.
Last updated: 31 Mar 2010 18:27 GMT
Jumblatt apologises to al-Assad
Lebanese MP regrets past criticism of Syrian president and seeks new beginning.
Last updated: 14 Mar 2010 11:58 GMT
Israel president greets al-Asad, Khatami
Israeli President Moshe Katsav has shaken hands and chatted briefly with the leaders of Israel's arch-enemies, Syria and Iran, during the funeral of the Pope John Paul II, the president's office says; a report the Iranian prime minister strongly denies.
Last updated: 09 Apr 2005 07:09 GMT
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In Pictures: Remembering Nelson Mandela
Former South African President Nelson Mandela dies peacefully at his Johannesburg home. He was 95.
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Al Jazeera showcases the life of Nelson Mandela
In pictures: A tale of three cities
We investigate how three key Afghan cities are being affected by the gradual withdrawal of American troops.
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