Businessman will challenge Assad – but does not see himself as opposition
Al-Qa’ida groups aim for a revolution right across the Middle East
In the final part of our series honouring the centenary of Emily Wilding Davison’s death, Loveday Morris talks to a Kurdish poet who dares to assert her countrywomen’s rights against forced marriage, domestic violence and female genital mutilation
The transfer of advanced long-range missiles to Syria threatens Israel and puts the stability of the entire region at risk, the United States warned yesterday, urging Russia not to go ahead with the controversial sale.
Government accused of rounding up troublemakers ahead of lucrative Grand Prix
Human Rights Watch say crudely aimed attacks on civilian areas have killed more than 4,000 people since July
Bahrain has been accused of arbitrarily detaining potential trouble-makers in house-to-house raids ahead of next month's Formula One Grand Prix, an event which will throw an international spotlight on the handling of anti-government protesters in the Kingdom.
Beirut projects those fleeing violence will account for half its population in a year
Oncologist's nightmare ordeal finally ends after he is acquitted of decade-old manslaughter charge and allowed to go home
The regime has been accused of using chemical weapons, as have the rebels
White House to bolster support for opposition with medicine and food supply drops
EU sanctions to allow greater assistance but opponents of Assad say they need more from the international community
New US Secretary of State steps up efforts to persuade opposition to attend Rome meeting
Children among the casualties after 1.5 tonnes of explosives are detonated in Damascus