Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 06:22
The struggle for control of Aleppo's main prison, on the north-eastern outskirts of the city, has turned into one of those symbolic battles which will be seen as a bellwether when it is decided.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 05:44
It was not immediately clear whether the 23 months that Mubarak and his sons have spent in custody would count towards their sentences.
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 08:49
Colombia's presidential campaign has taken an unexpected turn following the publication of a video of the leading candidate apparently discussing illegal interceptions with a former advisor.
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 06:15
The Libyan government has insisted that it remains in control of the country despite a series of heavy attacks and clashes over the weekend.
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 09:54
The director of the UK-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, said Gen Ishaq's death was an "important psychological blow" to the regime.
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 09:52
The BBC's Rana Jawad in the capital, Tripoli, says that the no-fly zone declared by the army chief is an attempt to prevent the new paramilitary force from using air power against Islamist militias in Benghazi.
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 09:45
Fierce clashes in Libya killed 24 people on Friday after a paramilitary force led by a former general attacked Islamist militias in Benghazi.
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10:43
Fierce clashes between rival Libyan rebel groups in the coastal city of Benghazi have killed several people.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 11:03
A Sudanese court has sentenced a woman to hang for apostasy - the abandonment of her religious faith - after she married a Christian man.