Syria crisis

Syria preparing chemical weapons in Idlib: US envoy

There is “lots of evidence” that chemical weapons are being prepared by Syrian government forces in Idlib in northwest Syria, the new US adviser for Syria says, as he warns of the risks of an offensive on the country’s last big rebel enclave.

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

Syria's struggle does not end with ISIS

Narratives shape our world. The deeper meaning of Orwell's words becomes clear when we know the true nature of Syria's crisis.

September 7, 2018
September 7, 2018

Syria preparing chemical weapons in Idlib: US envoy

There is “lots of evidence” that chemical weapons are being prepared by Syrian government forces in Idlib in northwest Syria, the new US adviser for Syria says, as he warns of the risks of an offensive on the country’s last big rebel enclave.

March 7, 2018
March 7, 2018

Strikes hit Syria's Ghouta as death toll hits 800

Heavy air strikes and clashes hit the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta ahead of an urgent UN Security Council meeting on the escalating violence.

June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016

Deadly attacks rock Damascus suburb

Bomb attacks hit a Damascus suburb which is the site of Syria's holiest Shia shrine, killing at least 12 people, state media reports.

April 17, 2016
April 17, 2016

11 civilians dead in attacks in Syria's Aleppo: monitor

At least 11 civilians were killed in Syria's second city Aleppo in one of the highest single tolls since a fragile truce came into force, a monitor says.

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 17, 2016
February 17, 2016

Syria crisis: Aid arrives in besieged Muadhamiya

The first of several convoys carrying badly-needed aid to besieged areas of Syria has arrived at its destination.

February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016

Russia rejects Syria war crimes claim

Russia says it "categorically rejects" accusations of war crimes over the bombing of hospitals in Syria.

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.

January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016

IS bombings near Syria Shiite shrine kill 50

Bombings claimed by the Islamic State group kill more than 50 people and wound dozens near a revered Shiite shrine outside the Syrian capital Damascus.