Rebels await storm and dream of US arms - 4 days ago
Aleppo's rebels await the storm - and dream of American arms Syria's second city is gripped by defiance and quiet desperation, writes Richard Spencer in Aleppo
Raqqa: The city where gangs of extremists rule the streets - 1 month ago
Islamists are tightening their grip in the power vacuum in the uprising, reports Richard Spencer.
Civil war spills into Iraq as 42 Assad troops killed - 3 months ago
Syrian civil war spills into Iraq as 49 die in attack on regime convoy.
Iran may hold direct talks with US: Iran foreign min - 4 months ago
The permanent five members of the United Nations security council along with Germany are to meet Iran in Kazakhstan on February 25.
Assad's call to arms echoes Gaddafi's final days - 5 months ago
Assad is no Gaddafi, of course. But his smoother, educated, more rational persona, lacking the Gaddafi instinct for the absurd, makes him in some ways even more of a mystery.
Over 60,000 dead in Syrian conflict, says 'truly shocked' United Nations - 5 months ago
An exhaustive analysis carried out by data specialists on behalf of the UN human rights office said a total of 59,648 people were killed in Syria between March 15, 2011 and November 30, 2012.
Liberals agree to take part in Egypt vote - 6 months ago
disobedience and the picketing of referendum polling stations in favour of arguing for a "no" vote.
Egypt's liberals reject Mursi new deal, call for protests - 6 months ago
Mursi agreed on Saturday night to drop a constitutional decree giving himself powers beyond judicial scrutiny, but replaced it with a new one that insisted that the referendum would go ahead despite calls for a delay.
Mursi turns tables as Egyptians march to back their president - 6 months ago
The Muslim Brotherhood chartered buses to bring its supporters to the capital and show that not all of Egypt is represented by the 'angry youth', Leftists, liberals, secular activists and Christians and even some young Islamists who were among the crowds of up to 200,000 marching last week.
I am not a dictator, says Mursi after power grab - 6 months ago
As police continued to fight battles with protesters around Tahrir Square in Cairo, Mursi issued a statement stressing that the power seizure was 'temporary'.