crisis in Syria | The Daily Star
  • IS abducts around 2,000 civilians in north Syria

    Islamic State group fighters seize around 2,000 civilians to use as "human shields" Friday as they fled their stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria, according to US-backed forces and a monitor.

  • Aid for starving Syria village advanced

    Aid including one month's worth of food and medicine can reach for 40,000 people trapped in Madaya, a besieged Syrian village as early as Sunday morning, the World Food Programme says.

  • Syria ‘to let aid into besieged town’

    The Syrian government agrees to allow aid into the besieged rebel-held village of Madaya, the UN says, amid reports of residents starving to death.

  • Germany backs Syria anti-IS mission

    Germany's parliament votes to send military support to the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria.

  • 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 peaceful uprising of the Syrian people.


    The recent turmoil in Syria proves that the country has turned into a hot zone for international politics thanks to the dual role of the world's decisive countries.

  • The crisis in Syria, as it looks now

    The fortunes of President Bashar al-Assad, and the possibility of peace in the region, have suffered many setbacks, and they face so ...