Syria's Civil War

Food running out in Aleppo as harsh winter starts

UN warns there will soon be no food left to distribute in rebel-held sector unless aid is immediately allowed in.

War & Conflict

Syria, the Spanish Civil War and foreign legions

Like in the Spanish Civil War, the "foreign legions" are complicating the resolution of the conflict in Syria.

by Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Politics

Mosul and Aleppo: A tale of two cities

They may only be 600km apart but the types of warfare both cities are experiencing are markedly different.

by James Denselow

Syria's Civil War

UN rights chief denounces Aleppo raids as 'war crimes'

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein says the situation in Syria's Aleppo should be referred to the ICC.

Syria's Civil War

Aleppo pounded as Assad vows to 'clean' besieged city

Air strikes continue pummelling rebel-held Aleppo as Syrian president says taking city is key to capturing other areas.

War & Conflict

When will Iran abandon Assad?

Iran's interests in Syria will very soon supersede its support for Bashar al-Assad.

by Ahmed al-Burai

Politics

Syria: Do people really care?

The enormity of the crisis in Syria is almost indigestible to those who do not see it directly.

by James Denselow

Middle East

Meet Turkey's Assad supporters

Even after five years of brutal civil war, members of Antakya's Alawite community stand behind the Syrian president.

Middle East

Syria's Assad: 'Vile tyrant' or 'lesser evil'

Rhetorical bait and switch enabled Assad to neglect political reform while cultivating support among wealthy elite.

Syria's Civil War

Ex-classmate on Assad: 'A doctor killing doctors'

Zaher Sahloul, who attended medical school with the now-Syrian president, accuses his ex-classmate of war crimes.

Talk to Al Jazeera

Syrian opposition coordinator: 'US policy is weak'

Riad Hijab, chief coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee, discusses the prospects for diplomatic deal in Syria.

Battle for Aleppo

US blames Russia for incendiary attacks on Aleppo

Kerry tells Lavrov US holds Russia responsible for use of incendiary and bunker buster bombs against Aleppo civilians.

War & Conflict

Syria: Denial as a war strategy

As with Israel, the Assad regime engages in diplomacy as a fig leaf towards pacification, not peace.

by Sharif Nashashibi

Battle for Aleppo

Call for emergency UN meet amid regime assault in Syria

US, UK and France demand Security Council meeting to discuss violence in Aleppo that has left 200 dead in a week.

Battle for Aleppo

Aleppo civilians plead for help as Syria fighting rages

Residents speak of "ferocious bombardment" as at least 91 people are killed and nearly two million left without water.