Brave: Demonstrators, young and old, protest against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the streets of Ma’arrat al-Numan, south of Aleppo, on Friday

Syria: When will the West act?

With each passing day, at the dawn of 2012, the future for Syria looks ever bleaker, with President Bashar al-Assad becoming ever more brutal, writes Shamik Das.

Torured times: President Musharraf claims

Why Musharraf’s torture remarks matter

Jeremy Croft, Head of Policy and Government Affairs at Amnesty International UK, on the importance of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s remarks on torture, and the UK’s “tacit approval”.