Political, ideological and economic factors have contributed to the flow of fighters from Iran to Syria, analysts say.
by Shenaz Kermalli
War & Conflict
Syria's Civil War
by Mariya Petkova
War & Conflict15 Jan 2017 21:45 GMT
Monitoring group says seven dead in assault on village in contested valley which supplies water to the Syrian capital.
Middle East15 Jan 2017 14:26 GMT
Shiraaz Mohamed taken by unidentified armed men near Turkey border while on assignment for Gift of the Givers charity.
Maps15 Jan 2017 08:03 GMT
A map of the Syrian civil war that shows who controls what after five years of fighting.
War & Conflict14 Jan 2017 18:32 GMT
Clashes continue in parts of Syria in advance of scheduled peace talks in the Kazakh capital later this month.
Syria's Civil War13 Jan 2017 15:40 GMT
Deal reached after damaged water infrastructure in Wadi Barada left 5.5 million in Damascus area enduring shortages.
Syria's Civil War13 Jan 2017 12:19 GMT
Large plumes of smoke rise over the capital with the Syrian army accusing Israel of targeting Mazzeh military airport.
Syria's Civil War13 Jan 2017 05:05 GMT
Suicide bomb blast kills at least eight people in the Syrian capital, according to a monitoring group.
Maps12 Jan 2017 13:15 GMT
Aleppo, once Syria's largest city, is an important battleground in the war with at least 250,000 besieged in the east.
Battle for Aleppo12 Jan 2017 12:10 GMT
UNESCO representatives are expected in Damascus next week to discuss ways of salvaging Aleppo's heritage.
Syria's Civil War11 Jan 2017 18:15 GMT
The damage to water infrastructure supplying Damascus has left some 5.5 million people without water.
War & Conflict11 Jan 2017 15:34 GMT
Russia reportedly confirms date for upcoming Syria negotiations in Kazakhstan's capital amid concerns over participants.
Middle East11 Jan 2017 07:09 GMT
Russia seems intent on a political solution in Syria but it will have to press Assad harder to accept it.
War & Conflict10 Jan 2017 14:30 GMT
Local news reports say clashes erupt in front of city's police station, with suicide bomber shot dead during attack.
Middle East10 Jan 2017 07:33 GMT
Health workers in rebel-held Damascus suburb say daily attacks by Syrian troops are stretching them to the limit.
Middle East10 Jan 2017 05:17 GMT
Coalition official confirms soldiers carried out operation against armed group in eastern province of Deir Az Zor.
by Yezid Sayigh
by John Bell
by Batoul Karbijha
by Marwan Bishara
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