AJ IMPACT

Syria imposes travel ban on Assad's tycoon cousin Rami Makhlouf

Authorities say Makhlouf, who heads Syria's largest mobile operator Syriatel, owes the state $185m.

Syria imposes travel ban on Assad's tycoon cousin Rami Makhlouf

AJ IMPACT

Syrian gov't orders seizure of Assad cousin's assets

The government says Rami Makhlouf's telecoms company Syriatel owes $77m.

Syrian government orders seizure of assets of Rami Makhlouf

Middle East

Syrian warring sides agree to Geneva constitution talks: UN envoy

Geir Pedersen says talks to take place 'as soon as pandemic allows', adds virtual meeting will not be possible.

Syrian warring sides agree to Geneva constitution talks: UN envoy

NewsFeed

Syrian builds rooftop farm

A Syrian civil engineer has built a hydroponic farm on his rooftop to save resources and overcome economic hardship.

Opinion

Has Russia grown tired of Syria's Bashar al-Assad?

And what is Russia's role in the clash between the Assad and Makhlouf clans?

Anton Mardasov

by Anton Mardasov

Anton Mardasov

Syria's War

UN envoy calls for Russia-US talks to help end Syrian war

UN Syria envoy Geir Pedersen urges rival powers Moscow and Washington to take leading role in talks to end conflict.

UN envoy calls for Russia-US talks to help end Syrian war

Syria's War

Former Syrian intelligence officer denies torturing prisoners

Anwar Raslan says he 'neither beat nor tortured' prisoners at the Al-Khatib detention centre in Damascus.

Former Syrian intelligence officer denies torturing prisoners

AJ IMPACT

Syria tycoon lashes out at gov't in new accusations

Rami Makhlouf was part of the president's inner circle and played a signifcant role in financing al-Assad's war effort.

Hezbollah

Hassan Nasrallah: Israel targeting missile sites in Syria

Hezbollah chief also denies presence of Iranian troops in Syria beyond 'military advisers and experts'.

Hassan Nasrallah: Israel targeting missile sites in Syria

Middle East

Syrian tamarind juice sellers continue with tradition in Ramadan

The coronavirus pandemic makes it harder for the families dependent on tamarind for their income.

AJ Close up

The man teaching Syria's lost generation | Close Up

As his house burned down, he ran inside to grab his university ID. Meet the man teaching Syria's lost generation.

Syria's War

In Pictures: Iftar in the ruins of the Syrian town of Ariha

Not a soul around the destroyed buildings, but one family returns to enjoy breaking the Ramadan fast at home.

In Pictures: Iftar in the ruins of the Syrian town of Ariha

Syria's War

'War crimes' committed by Russia, Assad gov't in Syria: Amnesty

Amnesty report documents 18 attacks on clinics and schools in violations that amount to war crimes.

'War crimes' committed by Russia, Assad gov't in Syria: Amnesty

Syria's War

Syrians flee camps and return to destroyed homes in Idlib

UN report says in 2019 alone, almost 1.9 million people were displaced in Syria.

Syria's War

Israeli aircraft reportedly pound military outposts in Syria

A series of cross-border air strikes in Syria killed more than a dozen Iran-backed militiamen, war monitor says.

Israeli aircraft reportedly pound military outposts in Syria