Battle for Aleppo

Syrian forces seize half of Aleppo's east from rebels

Government pounds rebel-held areas as the bloody four-year stalemate over key city appears to be coming to an end.

Syria's Civil War

Syrian forces tighten grip on besieged Aleppo

Capture of Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood means government now controls about half of eastern Aleppo.

Talk to Al Jazeera

Ban Ki-moon: South Korea's next president?

The outgoing UN secretary-general discusses the failures of the UN, Syria's war, the Trump era and serving South Korea.


Iran VP: Syria war images 'bother me'

Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar on her country's support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

Syria's Civil War

Syrian rebels blame Russia for stalled Aleppo talks

Little relief for civilians despite weeks of indirect meetings in Turkey between Syrian opposition officials and Russia.


Why is Iran backing Syria's Bashar al-Assad?

We speak to Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar; and Slavoj Zizek defends his stance on refugees in Europe.

Syria's Civil War

Dodging death in East Aleppo as a journalist

A trapped American journalist describes what it's like reporting from besieged East Aleppo.

Battle for Aleppo

Troops advance in Aleppo, Russia proposes aid corridors

Despite global criticism and UN warning Aleppo risks becoming a "giant graveyard", Syrian government forces press on.

Battle for Aleppo

Russia vows to save Aleppo from 'terrorists'

Foreign minister vows to clear Syrian city of "terrorists" while working with Turkey for increased humanitarian access.

Battle for Aleppo

UN envoy: Aleppo residents at risk of extermination

UN envoy urges access to residents of eastern Aleppo as at least 51 civilians killed while fleeing the fighting.

Battle for Aleppo

East Aleppo 'catastrophic' as tens of thousands flee

Civilians fearful as fighting edges closer, with government campaign making advances on rebel-held area.


'Israeli jets' strike outside Damascus, no casualties

Syrian army says Israeli jets fired two missiles at an area west of the capital, causing no casualties.

Battle for Aleppo

Aleppo: Up to 20,000 flee as government advances

France calls for emergency UN Security Council session as battles rage for control of Syria's second city.

Middle East

US: Air strikes killing dozens of Syrian troops legal

Pentagon investigation shows US-led coalition bombed Syrian army loyalists after mistaking them for ISIL fighters.

Battle for Aleppo

Exodus as Syria rebels lose northeast Aleppo

Rebels lose northern neighbourhoods in besieged east as army and allies advance in offensive to take entire city.