President Assad called for "full national mobilisation" to fight against rebels in Syria, in an address at the opera house in central Damascus.
We meet today and suffering is overwhelming Syrian land. There is no place for joy while security and stability are absent on the streets of our country. The nation is for all and we all must protect it.
More top news
Street preacher, Krissoni Henderson, told the woman she would "burn in hell" because of her clothing.
A video showing the moment a carriage on the Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers crashed into an empty car has been shown in court.
Twin brothers with a rare genetic condition have defied the odds after becoming the UK's first twin transplant patients.