Middle East

Displaced Syrians 'heading home in larger numbers'

IOM says over 600,000 Syrians set off for their cities and villages in first seven months of 2017 amid new displacement.

Middle East

Syrian army bombs 'safe zones' killing civilians

Government bombs "de-escalation zones" while regime forces capture 30km border with Jordan from rebel control.

Syrian army bombs 'safe zones' killing civilians

Middle East

'US-led coalition' air raids kill 29 civilians in Raqqa

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 14 out of 29 killed by US-led air raids were members of the same family.

'US-led coalition' air raids kill 29 civilians in Raqqa

Middle East

Veteran prosecutor to quit UN Syria human rights probe

Carla del Ponte said a lack of political backing from the UN Security Council had made the job impossible.

Veteran prosecutor to quit UN Syria human rights probe

Middle East

Syrian army takes last ISIL-held town in Homs: monitor

Monitor says government troops have taken last ISIL-held town in Homs as army advances towards ISIL strongholds in east.

Syrian army takes ISIL-held town of al-Sukhna in Homs

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.

Opinion

Decolonising Syria's so-called 'queer liberation'

On Rojava's new international LGBTQI brigade, the "war on terror" and the Western left's erasure of local struggles.

Razan Ghazzawi

by Razan Ghazzawi

Razan Ghazzawi

Syria's Civil War

Syria's doll-makers: 'I protect my children's dreams'

Handmade dolls carry the stories of Syrian families, both devastating and hopeful, to the world.

Syria's doll-makers: 'I protect my children's dreams'

Syria's Civil War

Syrian rebels, refugees cross border in Hezbollah deal

Buses carrying fighters and refugees arrive in Idlib and Hama provinces from Lebanese border town of Arsal.

Syrian fighters, refugees arrive in rebel-held Idlib

Syria's Civil War

The battle for Raqqa: Who controls what

Raqqa is the capital of ISIL's so-called caliphate, and it's probably where the group will make its last stand.

The battle for Raqqa: Who controls what

Middle East

Syrians leave Lebanon border area after Hezbollah truce

Fighters, families and refugees head to Idlib in bus convoy following deal between Hezbollah and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.

Middle East

Prominent Syrian-Palestinian cyberactivist 'executed'

Widow says Bassel Khartabil, missing Creative Commons web developer, was killed by the Syrian government in 2015.

Bassel Khartabil: Missing Syrian-Palestinian 'executed'

Middle East

Abandoned zoo animals from Syria's Aleppo find refuge in Turkey

Animals have increasingly also become victims of the war in Syria that has killed hundreds of thousands of civilians and displaced millions of others.

ISIS

How many bombs are dropped on Raqqa daily?

Since the start of the operation to retake Raqqa from ISIL, an estimated 400 civilians have been killed.

How many bombs are dropped on Raqqa daily?

Syria's Civil War

What will happen to Raqqa after ISIL?

As ISIL is being driven out of its de facto capital in Syria, Raqqa faces an uncertain future.

What will happen to Raqqa after ISIL?