His call has gone down very well far beyond the family stronghold
The twin blasts killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the end of the city's marathon in April 2013
The striker was pelted as he went to take a corner in the first half
Fighting in the country is now thought to have claimed 130,000 lives. But what about those who lived, yet suffered life-changing injuries? Patrick Cockburn meets some of those survivors in Damascus
Hamas Islamists governing Gaza reject the account as 'silly fabrications', saying it was an attempt to justify Israeli military strikes in the territory
The policemen were guarding polio vaccination workers
The suicide bomb comes after a blast killed 20 troops on Sunday
A plot to attack the Belgian capital stokes fears Europe will targeted by radicalised fighters returning from Syria. Charlotte McDonald-Gibson reports from Brussels
In the wake of the finding at the Malstrom base in Montana, the Air Force has begun re-testing all of those still assigned to the nuclear arsenal
Deep inside a complex of secret tunnels in the Highlands stirs a sound which will reverberate through the ages. The world record for the longest echo ever discovered has been shattered by a hidden network of oil storage tanks in Rossshire.
Pensioner suffered third degree burns after mistaking white phosphorus for the stone
Vladimir Zhirinovsky also called for films showing smoking and drinking to be banned
As the wars in Iraq and Syria increasingly become one, Iraqi Prime Minister Nour al-Maliki must restore order before sectarianism worsens
Our gardening correspondent's opening resolution is to tidy up. After that, she can get down to her World Cup window boxes and learning how to cloud-prune...
Something to Declare
An army statement said al-Majid died in a military hospital in Beirut