Syria's War

UN's de Mistura appeals for Syria de-escalation

Special envoy issues appeal during visit to Moscow as inspectors wait for access to suspected gas attack site in Syria.

Staffan de Mistura calls for de-escalation in Syria

Middle East

Chemical weapons watchdog OPCW denied access to Douma

Inspectors with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are on stand by waiting to enter the area of Douma.

Opinion

Syria in 2018 is not Iraq in 2003

Why using the 'they lied about Iraq's WMDs' argument doesn't work in Syria.

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Opinion

Meet the EU's next member state: Montenegro

Montenegro is likely to join the EU soon but it will do so under the same political leader it's had since 1991.

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

Syria's War

Russia rejects UN resolution for Douma probe

Russia's UN ambassador says determining responsibility for chemical attack is futile since West already assigned blame.

Russia rejects UN resolution for independent Douma investigation

Syria's War

US and Russia feud over access to Syria attack site

Russia says experts to inspect Douma on Wednesday, rejecting accusations of tampering in OPCW investigation.

United States

Trump 'still considering' new sanctions against Russia

White House says Trump will decide on Russia sanctions 'in the near future', contradicting comments by Nikki Haley.

Trump 'still considering' new sanctions against Russia

Russia

Russia 'will not delay' in response to US sanctions

US ambassador to the UN says US could announce as early as Monday new sanctions on Moscow for support of Syria's Assad.

Russia 'will not delay' in response to US sanctions: Deputy FM

Syria's War

Haley: US troops to stay in Syria until goals achieved

The US envoy to UN also confirms that new sanctions against Russia will be announced on Monday.

Haley: US troops to stay in Syria until goals achieved

Iran

Putin: Further Syria strikes to cause chaos in international ties

Russian president tells Iranian counterpart that US-led attacks damage prospects for political reconciliation in Syria.

Putin: Further Syria strikes to cause chaos in international ties

Opinion

Why Russia did not respond to the US strikes on Syria

Despite its hostile rhetoric, Russia has taken care to avoid confrontation on the ground in Syria.

Leonid Issaev

by Leonid Issaev

Leonid Issaev

Opinion

What next for Syria after the US-led attacks?

Russia, Iran and Turkey will determine the future of Syria, as France and Britain did 100 years ago.

Rami G Khouri

by Rami G Khouri

Rami G Khouri

Turkey

Erdogan backs strikes on Syrian chemical facilities

Turkish president says bombing by US and allies sent Assad government message its massacres will not go unanswered.

Turkey's Erdogan backs strikes on Syrian chemical facilities

Middle East

Two Syria strikes one year apart: What changed?

US President Trump launched an attack on Damascus last year following a chemical attack, and little has changed since.

How do Saturday's US-led strikes on Syria differ from 2017?

Syria's War

Fake videos on social media about strikes against Syria

Several fake videos are making the rounds on social media allegedly showing Saturday morning's air strikes on Syria.

Fake videos on social media about strikes against Syria