Middle East

Syria: Post-war reconstruction booming in Jarablus

Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Jarablus in northern Syria, where construction is booming and a local council runs education, health and sanitation services.

Syria's Civil War

Syrian and Russian fighter jets target rebel positions

Casualties reported from southern Aleppo and Damascus countryside amid fighting on the ground in Idlib.

Syria's Civil War

UN: Syria's Ghouta faces 'complete catastrophe'

The United Nations is calling for the urgent evacuation of 500 patients besieged in the Syrian suburb of Eastern Ghouta, while 400,000 civilians remain trapped under government bombardments.

Vladimir Putin

Syrian 'victory' kickstarts Putin's election campaign

In the aftermath of the war in Syria and against a weak field, Russian president poised for 2018 re-election.

Syria's Civil War

Syrian opposition seeks direct Geneva talks with regime

Government rejects possibility of direct negotiation with opposition until calls for Syria without Assad are over.

Syrian opposition seeks direct Geneva talks with regime

Syria's Civil War

Doubts over impact of Putin's Syria withdrawal declaration

Russian leader's announcement of partial troop exit has little military significance and is about sending a political message, analysts say.

Russia

Putin orders beginning of withdrawal from Syria

In surprise visit to airbase in Syria, Russian president orders his troops to start pulling out of the war-torn country.

Putin orders beginning of withdrawal from Syria

Inside Story

Has ISIL been defeated in Iraq?

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the war against armed group is over in the country.

Syria's Civil War

UN urges prompt evacuation of scores of Syrian children

UNICEF calls for 137 sick Syrian children to be immediately evacuated from Eastern Ghouta.

UN urges immediate evacuation of 137 Syrian children

Middle East

Animated maps of the fall of ISIL in Syria and Iraq

An animated timeline of how ISIL captured and lost key cities in Syria and Iraq.

Animated maps of the fall of ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Opinion

Assad's false victory must be rejected

Real victory will be declared when Syria is a sovereign state, with democracy and human rights at its core.

Bahia al-Mardini

by Bahia al-Mardini

Bahia al-Mardini

Reporter's Notebook

More than fabric: Mansour Omari and Syria's secret prisons

New exhibition raises awareness of the plight of tens of thousands who gave gone missing since Syria's war began in 2011.

More than fabric: Mansour Omari and Syria's secret prisons

Middle East

Saad Hariri withdraws resignation after cabinet meeting

Lebanese prime minister revokes resignation after cabinet voted to remain out of regional conflicts.

Middle East

Israel again fires missiles at Syrian army site: Report

Second alleged Israeli attack inside Syria in a week hits research centre in Jamraya on the outskirts of Damascus.

Israel again fires missiles at Syria site: Observatory

Syria's Civil War

UN says 400,000 civilians trapped in Syrian enclave

Fighting intensifying in Damascus suburb being targeted by Syrian and Russian jets despite its de-escalation zone status.