While some say the president's speech was a show of strength, others describe his reform pledges as empty words.
20 Jun 2011 22:06 GMT | Politics, Human Rights, Middle East, Israel, Lebanon
Experts say human rights unlikely to improve as laws that are equally dreaded remain in place.
20 Apr 2011 19:12 GMT | Politics, Israel, Syria's Civil War
The story of this ancient town is the story of the Syrian uprising: state brutality, funerals and growing fury.
19 Apr 2011 19:38 GMT | Politics, Syria's Civil War, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia
Protesters vow to continue demonstrating in Syria's third largest city, despite violent crackdown on those taking part.
Hugh Macleod and a reporter in Syria | 19 Apr 2011 15:03 GMT | Politics, Middle East, Syria's Civil War
The Syrian president has promised to lift emergency law but many doubt this will end human-rights abuses.
Hugh Macleod and a reporter in Syria | 18 Apr 2011 15:09 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, France, Syria's Civil War, United States
A personal journey reveals how anger and fear fuelled the Ebola crisis that ravaged West Africa.
A look at the information wars waged by Israel and its supporters to win the hearts and minds of the American people.
Media, War & Conflict, Israel
Media and the politics of representation in Latin America, from the 'perfect Latin American' to the 'authentic' one.
Media, Politics, Latin America
We analyse how populist far-right movements are challenging the promise of an integrated union.