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Syria says troops to pull back 'after peace'
Government spokesman says army will stay in cities "to protect civilians" in apparent rebuff of UN-backed peace plan.
Last updated: 01 Apr 2012 07:15 GMT
Murdered Iraqi-American buried in Najaf
Killer of woman beaten to death in California reportedly called her a terrorist and told her to return to Iraq.
Last updated: 01 Apr 2012 05:44 GMT
Syria regime says battle to topple it is over
Foreign Ministry says attempt to bring down the government has failed, as US pushes for UN timeline for "next steps".
Last updated: 31 Mar 2012 17:56 GMT
Ban: Assad responsible for Syria deaths
Activists say 20 civilians killed on Saturday by security forces, as UN chief squarely blames government for violence.
Last updated: 10 Dec 2011 22:13 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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