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
It was not supposed to be like this. Exactly three years after the Tahrir Square revolt, Egyptians are at war with each other once more.
Police have fired live rounds in the air and tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters
Blasts come a day before the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak
A plot to attack the Belgian capital stokes fears Europe will targeted by radicalised fighters returning from Syria. Charlotte McDonald-Gibson reports from Brussels
Blast is latest setback in Pakistan's fight against insurgency in north-west
We have vastly better things to do with the money
South Korea: 'We don't slander North Korea so there is nothing for us to stop'
Vladimir Zhirinovsky also called for films showing smoking and drinking to be banned
Five terror suspects have been detained in one of Russia's North Caucasus provinces as the country's security agencies were scrambling to uproot any potential threat to the Sochi Games.
Enemies of country's toughest policeman finally catch up with him
Police officer shot and blinded by gunman Raoul Moat made several suicide threats, inquest told
An army statement said al-Majid died in a military hospital in Beirut
Youth activist Ahmed Spider accused the advert of containing secret codes for possible bomb attacks by the Muslim Brotherhood
Iraqi security forces and allied tribesmen battled on Thursday to put down al-Qa'ida-linked gunmen who, in a coordinated surge, ran rampant in two of the country's main Sunni cities, overrunning police stations and sweeping through the streets, emboldened by mounting sectarian tensions between minority Sunnis and the Shiite-led government.
He was due to face allegations of high treason when the incident occured