Syria's War

Deraa: Rampant arrests and detentions mark truce anniversary

Observers say violations by Syrian government started immediately after Deraa reconciliation deal was agreed last year.

Deraa: Rampant arrests and detentions mark truce anniversary

Middle East

Syria's war: UNICEF alarmed by child deaths in gov't offensive

Rights groups say more than 500 have been killed, including over 100 children.

Middle East

Over 500 civilians killed in Russia-Syria push on Idlib

Group says death toll in offensive that began in April includes 130 children, with more than 2,000 people wounded.

Russia-Syria assault on Idlib leaves over 500 civilians dead

Middle East

HRW condemns Lebanon's 'pressure' on Syrians to leave

Thousands of Syrian refugees have been affected by Lebanon's housing demolition order.

Destruction of Syrian refugees' shelters in Lebanon condemned

Iran

Iran demands UK release of oil tanker held in Gibraltar

Gibraltar says tanker transporting crude oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions, as Spain says move made at US request.

Iran demands UK release of oil tanker held in Gibraltar

Iran

Tanker carrying Iranian oil stopped off Spain's coast

Gibraltar says tanker transporting crude oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions, as Spain says move made at US request.

Tanker carrying Iranian oil stopped off Spain's coast

Syria's War

Mass grave containing 200 bodies uncovered in Raqqa

Officials say as many as 800 people, including those killed by ISIL, could have been buried in the mass grave.

Mass grave containing 200 bodies uncovered in Raqqa

Middle East

Syria's war: People live in fear as assault intensifies in Idlib

Trying to find home comfort, life of Syrian children in opposition-held areas as bombs drop around them.

Middle East

Syria calls Israeli strikes 'state terrorism'

Attacks by Israel near Damascus and in Homs killed nine pro-government fighters and six civilians, monitor says.

Syria calls Israeli strikes 'state terrorism'

Syria's War

Calling the shots: The Syrians behind air attacks on Raqqa

Despite civilian casualties, the men and women directing coalition air raids on Raqqa believe their actions were just.

Calling the shots: The Syrians behind air attacks on Raqqa

Europe

'Russian-made missile' crashes into northern Cyprus

Turkish Cypriot official says Syrian anti-aircraft missile that missed its target struck northern Cyprus.

'Russian-made missile' crashes into northern Cyprus

Middle East

Four killed in Israeli attack on Syria: State media

A state-run broadcaster said four civilians including a baby killed while Syrian military said it confronted the attack.

Israeli missile attack kills civilians: Syrian state media

Syria's War

Family of late Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi 'heartbroken' over film

Relatives denounce upcoming film, saying they were not consulted about the project.

Family of late Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi 'heartbroken' over film

Middle East

Arabs in Syria's Deir Az Zor protest against Kurdish forces

Why people in Syria's Deir Az Zor are frustrated with Kurdish forces controlling the area.

Syria's War

Syria co-opting aid to entrench repressive policies: Report

Government's aid and reconstruction policies used to punish perceived opponents and reward supporters, HRW says.

Syria co-opting aid to entrench repressive policies: Report