What's at the heart of recent protests over the Innocence of Muslims video? While it's tempting to point to religion as a source of conflict, the real issues involved are more complex, says Leena El-AliMore
The ancient ruins of Palmyra are remnants of a bygone golden era. For several days now, the ruins have been controlled by the militias of "Islamic State". UNESCO has warned that the World Heritage site is now at risk of being destroyed.