Jawad Iqbal reviews how shifting religious and geopolitical alliances are fuelling the widespread intra-Islamic turmoil in the Middle East.
Police investigate claims that an osprey has returned to a nest near the proposed site of T in the Park festival at Strathallan Castle.
The return of the former Labour prime minister will reveal if he still has that stardust but may serve to highlight the disagreements between him and Ed Miliband.
Police in India say they have killed at least 20 suspected sandalwood smugglers in fierce gunfights in Andhra Pradesh.
Jane Horrocks, Jim Broadbent and Fearne Cotton are to provide voices for the new series of CBeebies show Teletubbies.
Multiple-Olympic champion Usain Bolt has made "significant strides" as he bids to defend his world 100m and 200m titles.
The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time target for the past three months with performance dropping to its lowest level for a decade, figures show.
Amnesty International has said the Afghan government is not doing enough to support those who stand up for women's rights in the country.
An Australian court orders internet service providers to hand over details of customers accused of illegally downloading a US movie.
A 30m (98ft) wall of foam which appeared along a Manchester canal after a major chemical fire is being investigated.
Eight Iranian border guards have been killed in a clash with gunmen in a province near Pakistan, Iranian media say.
Documentary explores troubled life of Kurt Cobain
Six people remain in hospital after a fatal crash that claimed the lives of two men in Ballycastle, County Antrim.
Tiger Woods believes he now has the "right game" to win a 15th major as he declared himself ready for the Masters.
US parcels delivery firm FedEx is to buy Dutch rival TNT Express for €4.4bn (£3.22bn) as it looks to expand its European operations.
India's main opposition Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is returning to politics after a leave of absence of nearly two months, his party says.
Michelle Obama danced on stage on Easter Sunday for her "Let's Move!" initiative encouraging children to exercise and eat healthily.
The original manuscript to Don McLean's iconic song American Pie is up for auction in New York - with an estimated value of $1.5m.
The former mayor of Nanjing, Ji Jianye, is sentenced to 15 years in jail for corruption, the latest official felled by China's crackdown.
Rayhan Demytrie reports from Nagorno-Karabakh, the region that is the subject of a 'frozen' conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.