Middle East

Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham take control of Syria's Idlib

Group formerly linked to al-Qaeda affiliate consolidates grip on Idlib as main rival rebels Ahrar al-Sham withdraw.

Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham take control of Syria's Idlib

Witness

Hani al-Moliya: Legally Blind, Photographer, Refugee

A photographer from Homs becomes a youth leader after his photos of life in a refugee camp are noticed in Canada.

Middle East

Syria truce crumbles as air raids hit eastern Ghouta

Monitoring group says air attacks hit rebel-held towns just 24 hours after a ceasefire was agreed.

Syria truce crumbles as air raids hit eastern Ghouta

Middle East

Lebanese mediator killed in fighting near Syrian border

Ahmad al-Fliti, who was mediating between Hezbollah and Syrian opposition fighters, was killed when his car was shelled.

Lebanese mediator killed in fighting near Syrian border

Middle East

Russia: New ceasefire deal agreed in Syria's Ghouta

Besieged Eastern Ghouta near Damascus is one of the last strongholds of rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad's forces.

Russia: New ceasefire deal agreed in Syria's Ghouta

Middle East

Hezbollah makes gains in Syria-Lebanon border assault

Pro-Assad forces capture several strategic hills on second day of assault to drive rebels from the border, say reports.

Hezbollah makes gains in Syria-Lebanon border assault

Middle East

Hezbollah, Syria army launch attack on Lebanon border

Lebanese armed group and Syrian soldiers attempting to clear fighters from the Juroud Arsal mountainous border area.

Hezbollah, Syria army launch attack on Lebanon border

Syria's Civil War

CIA did not end Syria rebel support 'to appease Russia'

Senior US army official says decision was 'tough' but not related to Syria ally Russia, as previous reports claimed.

CIA did not end Syria rebel support 'to appease Russia'

Syria's Civil War

Syrian refugees rebuild their lives in Istanbul

Since the outbreak of Syria's war in 2011, Turkey has welcomed more than three million Syrian refugees.

Syrian refugees rebuild their lives in Istanbul

Middle East

Pro-Assad forces lose 28 men in ambush in Syria

Firefight in village east of Damascus comes as clashes between two anti-government factions continue in Idlib province.

Deadly ambush near Damascus hits pro-Assad forces

Syria's Civil War

'Trump ends CIA support for anti-Assad Syria rebels'

US president phasing out agency's programme to arm and train groups in order to get closer to Russia, say US officials.

'Trump ends CIA support for anti-Assad Syria rebels'

Human Rights

Risk of mass killing rose most in Yemen in 2016: report

Yemen rises as Syria tops UK-based rights group's annual 'People's Under Threat' index for third consecutive year.

Risk of mass killing rose most in Yemen in 2016: report

Reporter's Notebook

Refugee children overcome trauma with circus skills

Social group restores young people's confidence by teaching them how to perform circus tricks in Mardin.

Middle East

Syrian rebels killed in Kurdish clashes

Fifteen dead in hit-and-run clashes with US-backed fighters in the country's north, says monitoring group.

Syria's Civil War

Syria's war explained from the beginning

The Syrian civil war is the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed so far.