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Syrian regime accused of chlorine gas attacks
Videos said to show victims of fresh attack on Kafr Zita, while residents show remnants of bomb cases marked "CL2".
Last updated: 17 Apr 2014 03:28 GMT
Three years of conflict in Syria: No proxy war, no solution without society
Keeping the Syrian state intact entails powersharing among all its constituent groups.
Last updated: 15 Mar 2014 07:57 GMT
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
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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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