Religion by state
March 2011 -- The first major protests in Syria begin with a "Day of Dignity" in Damascus, demanding the release of political prisoners. A number of people are shot dead by security forces at a similar protest in Daraa, leading to clashes and unrest.
Two years after the first anti-government protests, the conflict in Syria rages on. Learn about the major events in the country's tumultuous uprising.
Before the students hit the books on Wednesday, they were sign waving to remind parents and other students it's important to show up for class.
The beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants has stirred grim memories, bringing into focus once again the risks faced by reporters in modern conflicts.
Foley's death recalls the murder of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal co...