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The new Islamic Front will have an estimated 45,000 fighters under its control
Richard Hall examines the reasons for the world's second-largest economy's woeful aid donation
Areas dominated by Kurds in the north-east of the country would be ruled by the new government
Muhammad Yunus has helped lift 50 million of his fellow Bangladeshis out of poverty with loans of as little as £14.50. His work has won him the Nobel Prize - and been copied around the world. So why is he now being hounded by his own government? And why are thousands set to take to the streets this week to protest against him?
Many were keen to make a distinction between the 'real' Free Syrian Army and those claiming the mantle. Now divisions will be made clearer within the rebel movement
Questions still remain over the much cited but yet to be revealed evidence
Rebel fighters have swept through a number of villages in the region
In the battle to win hearts and minds in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, al-Qa’ida has found a new weapon: ice-cream.
Snipers out on the streets as Lebanese army scours city for anti-Hezbollah cleric
The sound of sniper fire echoing across the Lebanese city of Sidon grew quieter last night as the worst of two days of violence fuelled by the civil war in neighbouring Syria looked to be drawing to a close.
Court will decide on future of project that was catalyst for unrest across Turkey
The Independent's Richard Hall captures images from Gezi Park in Istanbul where demonstrators have been protesting for nearly two weeks.
Among the many who have protested in and around Taksim Square over the past weeks, some have made a longer journey than others.
Turks demonstrating in Istanbul tell Richard Hall that the brutal police tactics expose a dictatorship at work
The Syrian city of Qusayr has seen fierce fighting during the past three weeks as government troops, supported by Hezbollah fighters from Lebanon, have sought to take it back from the rebel control.
They share the same aim - the removal of Assad from power - but they are not the same