Reporter's Notebook

More than fabric: Mansour Omari and Syria's secret prisons

New exhibition raises awareness of the plight of tens of thousands who gave gone missing since Syria's war began in 2011.

More than fabric: Mansour Omari and Syria's secret prisons

Middle East

Saad Hariri withdraws resignation after cabinet meeting

Lebanese prime minister revokes resignation after cabinet voted to remain out of regional conflicts.

Middle East

Israel again fires missiles at Syrian army site: Report

Second alleged Israeli attack inside Syria in a week hits research centre in Jamraya on the outskirts of Damascus.

Israel again fires missiles at Syria site: Observatory

Syria's Civil War

UN says 400,000 civilians trapped in Syrian enclave

Fighting intensifying in Damascus suburb being targeted by Syrian and Russian jets despite its de-escalation zone status.

Middle East

Leaders in the Arab Spring era: Where are they now?

In the wake of Saleh's death, we look at the fate of Arab leaders affected by Arab Spring protests.

Leaders in the Arab Spring era: Where are they now?

Syria's Civil War

Syria: Ceasefire fails to stop devastating airstrikes

Syrian government airstrikes have targeted several cities and towns in Damascus province.

Middle East

Israeli missiles hit army base near Damascus: Reports

Syrian state media says air defence forces intercept missiles in raid on army base, blaming Israel for the attack.

Israeli missiles hit army base near Damascus: Reports

Humanitarian crises

UN launches $22.5bn humanitarian aid appeal

From South Sudan to Syria and from Afghanistan to Yemen, conflict with no end in sight is main cause of human suffering.

UN seeks $22.5bn for war, humanitarian crises victims

Syria's Civil War

Syria's besieged areas await winter with trepidation

With living conditions already dire, residents of areas under siege across the country face threat of survival as winter sets in.

Bashar al-Assad

Eastern Ghouta shelled despite 'truce agreement'

UK-based monitoring group says Syrian government forces shelled Eastern Ghouta a day after a ceasefire was announced.

Eastern Ghouta shelled despite 'truce agreement'

Maps

Syria: Who controls what?

A map of the Syrian civil war that shows who controls what after years of fighting.

Syria: Who controls what?

Opinion

Is Russia afraid of losing Syria?

In the post-conflict period, the Syrian regime will not have much use for Russian military backing. It will need money.

Leonid Issaev

by Leonid Issaev

Leonid Issaev

ISIS

Documents reveal how ISIL ran areas under its control

Files obtained by Al Jazeera show further evidence about the structure of the armed group and its level of organisation.

Documents reveal how ISIL ran areas under its control

Syria's Civil War

Deadly Syria shelling precedes 'truce agreement'

UN envoy says Syria has agreed to Russian proposal for ceasefire in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta after days of bombardment.

UN: Syrian government 'agrees Eastern Ghouta truce'

Syria's Civil War

New round of Syria talks opens in Geneva

After months of stalemate, talks are expected to focus on new constitution and elections.

New round of Syria talks opens in Geneva