The BBC's Lyse Doucet has been speaking to the UN's envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura
Wales captain Sam Warburton and fly-half Dan Biggar are passed fit for the Six Nations match against Ireland in Cardiff.
India's home minister says action will be taken after the BBC aired a documentary in the UK featuring an interview with a convicted rapist.
A prison in India is to allow prisoners to watch the Cricket World Cup after they successfully argued it was a "fundamental right".
Striking images from around the world over the past 24 hours
Three popular Kenyan TV channels are due to return to air, ending a three-week protest in which they turned off their digital signals.
An American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US.
Gift Horse, a skeletal sculpture which displays a live feed from the London Stock Exchange, has been unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
The world's biggest restaurant chain, McDonald's, is to phase out the use of chicken injected with antibiotics important to human medicine.
A video showing children singing about guns, women and violence caused a huge controversy on French social media.
UK interest rates are kept unchanged again by the Bank of England, meaning they have now been at their record low of 0.5% for six years.
There is growing concern about the plight of Iraqi civilians, as government forces press forward on the fourth day of their big offensive to recapture Tikrit.
Country star Shania Twain will play 48 dates across the US and Canada, kicking off in June, in what she says will be her "last" tour.
An "exceptional" tomb from the 5th Century BC likely to be that of a Celtic prince is unearthed on the outskirts of Lavau in France's Champagne region.
An Iranian diplomat held hostage in Yemen for more than 18 months has been freed following an intelligence operation, officials in Iran say.
Bolivia's former drug car Gen Oscar Nina is arrested on suspicion of having links to drug trafficking, Bolivian officials announce.
US drugmaker AbbVie says it will buy cancer drug specialist Pharmacyclics for $21bn.
A woman who was beaten to death in Nigeria on suspicion of being a suicide bomber was in fact mentally ill and not involved in terrorism, according to police and her family.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is charged by the FA with improper conduct following the match against Hull City on Tuesday.
German intelligence tackles a flood after taps are mysteriously removed at its unfinished HQ in Berlin, in a scandal dubbed 'Watergate'.