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'

Opinion

Why Macron is wrong about Assad

Bashar al-Assad is the enemy of all humanity, not just Syrians.

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

UpFront

Has Syria's opposition lost to Assad?

We speak to Bassma Kodmani, a member of Syria's negotiations committee, and Mexican presidential candidate Rios Piter.

Opinion

Absurdity is questioning a dictator's motives

Saying the Assad regime is behind the Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack does not mean calling for World War III.

Malak Chabkoun

by Malak Chabkoun

Malak Chabkoun

Middle East

Qatar calls for independent probe into chemical attack

Qatari foreign minister, in Russia for talks on Syria war, says 'horrific scenes' after gas attack cannot be replicated.

Qatar calls for independent probe into chemical attack

War & Conflict

Evacuation from Syria's Madaya and Zabadani begins

Residents tell of trauma and anxiety as buses transfer civilians and rebels from four towns as part of coordinated swap.

'Two years under siege, and it ends with displacement'

Inside Story

Is political transition a reality in Syria?

Talk of a political solution in war-torn Syria has resurfaced at the same time as the US missile strikes.

Middle East

Trump hints at possible military action in Syria

US president says 'something should happen' to Syrian President Assad in retaliation for deadly gas attack in Idlib.

Donald Trump hints at military action in Syria

Opinion

Implications for a Syrian transition under Assad

Though some Syrians will accept his rule, embarking on a reconciliation process would be difficult with Assad in power.

Sultan Barakat

by Sultan Barakat

Sultan Barakat

Opinion

Six must-read opinions on Syria's sixth war anniversary

On the day of the sixth anniversary of the civil war, here are the opinions that shed light on what happened in Syria.

Al Jazeera Round Table

by Al Jazeera Round Table

Al Jazeera Round Table

Syria's Civil War

Astana talks marred by Syrian armed opposition boycott

Days after a high-level meeting between Russia and Turkey, Syria’s armed opposition refuse to attend new round of talks.

Middle East

US 'invaders' in Syria not helpful, Assad says

But Syrian president says there could be room for cooperation with US President Donald Trump in the fight against ISIL.

Syria's Bashar al-Assad calls US forces 'invaders'

Syria's Civil War

Ahrar al-Sham: 'ISIL is not fighting Assad'

Al Jazeera speaks with Ahrar Al Sham's spokesperson about rebel infighting, the negotiations and Syria's future.

Battle for Raqqa: 'Difficult and complicated'

Middle East

UN: 'Looming catastrophe' in Syria's besieged towns

UN official urges Syria war players to allow life-saving aid deliveries to 60,000 civilians trapped in four towns.

UN: 'Looming catastrophe' in four besieged towns