How did three Danes end up being tortured in Lebanon?
What a crisis has done to the people of Greece
31 Dec 2012 10:45 GMT | Politics, Middle East, Egypt, Greece, Syria
From conflict in Syria to the new politics of Egypt; from protests in Greece to the Olympics in London. As the year draws to a close, Al Jazeera looks back at 2012 and some of the events that changed our world.
Source: Al Jazeera
Look back through the top stories of 2012.
The great environmental battle of our time is about money, about who benefits from climate destruction and who loses.
Environment, US & Canada, Latin America, Canada, Chile
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Changing climate, unpredictable rains dry out the land, threaten the pastoral way of life in Somaliland.
Poverty & Development, Environment, Africa
Tensions rise as Greeks from both side of the bailout debate take to the streets to withdraw money and express angst.
Politics, Europe, Greece
The world's biggest producer and consumer of the metal sees a golden opportunity to expand its pricing power.
Business & Economy, Asia, China
Normalised Cuba-US relations could result in a hybrid economic model blending socialism and entrepreneurial spirit.
Business & Economy, Communism, Politics
The emergency law temporarily gives the government more executive flexibility, hands the army and police more authority.
War & Conflict, ISIL, Tunisia, Middle East
Footage shows teenagers shooting dead 25 Syrian soldiers in front of relatively sparse crowd of men and some children.
War & Conflict, Syria, ISIL
An inside look at the devastating impact of the Greek financial crisis on ordinary citizens.
Business & Economy, Europe, Greece
Can Afghan archaeologists take on the Chinese and the Taliban to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site?
Arts & Culture, Asia, Afghanistan
In war-torn Afghanistan it is not the Taliban that poses the greatest threat to women - it is their own families.
Human Rights, Women, Afghanistan
After decades of tension and hostility between the two nations, has change finally come to US-Cuba relations?