Bashar al-Assad

August 2, 2018
August 2, 2018

'Victory is near'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad yesterday told his troops they were close to winning the country's seven-year civil war after inflicting a succession of defeats on rebels.

June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

Haunted by a sinking ship

Thamer & Thayer, brothers from Syria, escaped war, then unrest in Libya only to be faced with death on the Mediterranean

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

Mouhamad’s journey

Mouhamad, a 40-year-old dentist and poet, lived in Aleppo, Syria, for many years.

May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016

IS advance near Turkish border, civilians trapped

Islamic State fighters capture territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border and inch closer to a town on a supply route for foreign-backed insurgents fighting the jihadists, a monitoring...

February 21, 2016
February 21, 2016

Twin car bombs kill 46 in Syria

Double car bomb attacks kill at least 46 people in Syria's central city of Homs on Sunday as international efforts to bring about a ceasefire in the war-torn country have floundered.

February 13, 2016
February 13, 2016

Russia 'must stop Syria civilian bombing'

French PM Manuel Valls urges Russia to stop bombing civilians while carrying out airstrikes in Syria - but Moscow denies harming them.

February 13, 2016
February 13, 2016

Syria rebels pledge to keep fighting

Rebel groups in Syria have told the BBC they will not stop fighting because they do not believe that Russia will end its bombing campaign in support of the government.

December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015

Turkey challenges Russia over IS oil trade claim

Turkey has challenged Russia to prove its claim that Ankara shot down a Russian plane in order to protect its oil trade with Islamic State (IS).

November 7, 2015
November 7, 2015

The Assad Dead End

Forget principles and morality. Forget, or try to forget, the quarter-million deaths for which Bashar al-Assad is responsible, directly or indirectly, since choosing to respond with violence to a...

October 22, 2015
October 22, 2015

US pours scorn on Assad Moscow trip

The White House has strongly condemned a visit to Moscow by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.