A blast at a mosque in central Damascus today has killed high-level cleric Mohammed al-Buti (pictured), state television said. Buti, believed to be in his 90s, was a staunch supporter of President Bashar al-Assad. Photograph: Reuters/SANA

An explosion at a mosque in the Syria n capital has killed at least 42 people, including a senior pro-government Muslim cleric, and wounded 84,(...)