Turkey-Syria border

Tension rises as Turkey sends troops to Syria's Afrin

US urges restraint and France calls Security Council meeting as showdown looms between Turkish troops and Kurdish YPG.

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey's troops cross over into Syria's Afrin

Turkey's prime minister says part of the operation is to establish a 30km 'safe zone' in Syrian enclave of Afrin.

Inside Story

How will new front in Syria war impact US-Turkey ties?

Turkey launches air and ground attacks on US-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey launches ground and air push on Kurd-held Afrin

Fearing formation of Kurdish corridor along its border, Ankara carries out air raids and mobilises fighters in the area.

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey deploys thousands of FSA rebels at Syria border

Fearing the formation of a Kurdish corridor along its border, Ankara mobilises fighters to push out Kurds from Afrin.

Turkey deploys thousands of FSA rebels at Syria border

Middle East

Refugees found frozen in Lebanon near Syria border

Lebanese army says 10 people crossing from Syria into Lebanon died after after snowstorm hit border area.

Refugees found frozen in Lebanon near Syria border

Middle East

Civilian deaths 'triple' in 2017 US-led anti-ISIL push

Monitor says US-led coalition fighting ISIL in Iraq and Syria killed up to 6,102 civilians in 2017.

Civilian deaths in 2017 US-led anti-ISIL push 'triple'

Turkey-Syria border

Russia 'moving' military observers in Syria's Afrin

Turkish official tells Al Jazeera Russia is moving forces away from likely conflict areas ahead of planned operation.

Russia 'moving' military observers in Syria's Afrin

Turkey-Syria border

Syria threatens to 'destroy' Turkish warplanes

Any Turkish jets or bombers that cross into Syria will be shot down, official says, as Ankara readies Afrin operation.

Syria threatens to 'destroy' Turkish warplanes

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey boosting military presence along border near Syria's Afrin

Turkey is steadily increasing its troop presence near the Kurdish-held border town of Afrin.

Turkey-Syria border

Tillerson denies US plans to form Syria border force

Reported US-initiated Syria border force is 'misportrayed, misdescribed and some people misspoke', top US diplomat says.

Tillerson denies US plans to form Syria border force

Russia

Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

Despite playing a major role in Syria's war, Moscow has granted refugee status to only one Syrian national since 2011.

Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

Turkey-Syria border

Turkish FM: Syria force may 'irreversibly harm' US ties

Foreign Minister Cavusoglu warns US counterpart Tillerson over moves to form a 30,000-strong army in the north of Syria.

Cavusoglu: US-Turkey ties may get 'irreversibly harmed'

Turkey-Syria border

US military: No 'support' for Kurdish YPG in Afrin

US-led coalition forces don't operate in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin after Turkey vows attack, news report says.

US military: No 'support' for Kurdish YPG in Afrin

Jordan

Jordan police raid 'Captagon factory' in drug bust

Reported to be the first raid of its kind in the country, Jordanian police seize several tonnes of drug substances.

Jordanian police raid facility in drug bust