The struggle of Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Baltimore: Race, riots and the media
Al Jazeera staff | 01 Jan 2012 13:48 GMT | Asia Pacific
The year saw the rise of a new country, the fall of long-time leaders and numerous tragedies and triumphs in between.
Take a journey in pictures looking back at the top news stories of the year.
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On World Press Freedom Day, journalists critical of the government remain imprisoned without charge after 14 years.
Journalism under fire, Journalism, Sweden
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon continues to gain support among the Asian community.
Politics, Europe, United Kingdom
Undocumented and marginalised, the children of migrants face arrest, detention and possible death in Malaysia's Sabah.
Human Rights, Poverty & Development, Asia Pacific
Havana has long used 'doctor diplomacy' around the globe, but those at home know best their healthcare miracles.
Healthcare, Cuba, Latin America
Denial comes after reports of a limited deployment of special Arab forces in the Yemeni port city to fight Houthis.
War & Conflict
Video captures the beating of uniformed soldier of Ethiopian descent, Damas Pakada by two police officers.
Middle East, Israel
Jewish scholar Robert S Wistrich on whether all criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic, and the root causes of Islamophobia
Politics, Israel, Palestine
101 East enters the world of Sabah's stateless children, who spend their lives on the run from authorities.
Child rights, Malaysia, Human Rights
We meet Chinese conservationists working to protect the world's only freshwater porpoise from extinction.
Environment, China, Wildlife
The politics and coverage of xenophobia in South Africa; and TV regulation in the UK ahead of a contentious election.
Media, Africa, South Africa