Opinion

Are Russia and Turkey making deals or parting ways in Syria?

The recent escalation in Idlib demonstrates that Russia and Turkey are increasingly unable to agree on Syria.

Joe Macaron

by Joe Macaron

Joe Macaron

Middle East

Syrian gov't 'seeking to sabotage' Turkey-Russia relations

Turkey's Erdogan says de-escalation deal signed with Russia at risk as Syrian government presses on with Idlib assault.

Syrian gov't 'seeking to sabotage' Turkey-Russia relations

Syria's War

Syria's Assad silenced dissent in secret torture prisons: Report

Government of Bashar al-Assad crushed opposition via routine torture in secret prison facilities, a NYT report says.

Syria's Assad silenced dissent in secret torture prisons: Report

Syria's War

NGOs suspend aid to Syria's embattled northwest

Humanitarian groups have ceased operating in Idlib, citing the safety of their employees as violence in the area grows.

Syria's War

Syrian troops capture strategic town from rebels: Residents

Assad government forces take the entire town of Qalaat al-Madiq in northwest Syria during rapid offensive in Idlib.

Syrian troops capture strategic town from rebels: Residents

Russia

Government forces capture village in rebel-held northwest Syria

Pro-government forces have intensified their bombardment of rebel-held areas in northwest Syria in recent days.

Government forces capture village in rebel-held northwest Syria

Syria's War

Civilians pay the price as Syrian-Russian forces pound Idlib

Villages endure government-led attacks in rebel-held Idlib as military offensive in northwest continues.

Civilians pay the price as Syrian-Russian forces pound Idlib

Witness

Daraya: A Library Under Bombs in Syria

A group of young men decide to build a secret library collecting books from their war-torn neighbourhood in Syria.

Syria's War

Arab residents rally against Kurdish rule in Syria's Deir Az Zor

Protests against Kurdish rule widen in Deir Az Zor as Arabs complain of discrimination and forced conscription.

Arab residents rally against Kurdish rule in Syria's Deir Az Zor

Syria's War

'I can't express what I saw': Children killed in Idlib air raid

Activists say several civilians killed on Tuesday as government-led attacks intensify in Idlib, Hama provinces.

'I can't express what I saw': Children killed in Idlib air raid

Turkey

Jailed PKK leader Ocalan 'wants SDF to avoid conflict in Syria'

Ocalan, who met lawyers first time in eight years, calls on Kurdish-led SDF to consider Turkish sensitivities in Syria.

Jailed PKK leader Ocalan 'wants SDF to avoid conflict in Syria'

Syria's War

Idlib air raids kill several amid heaviest fighting in months

Syrian government forces, Russia, bombard residential areas in suburbs of Idlib and Aleppo, activists and medics say.

Syria's War

Idlib: At least nine civilians killed in government-led air raids

Children among those killed as government forces resume offensive against last rebel-held province in northwest Syria.

Idlib: At least nine civilians killed in government-led air raids

Middle East

Dozens killed as Russian, Syrian air attacks in Idlib intensify

The escalation has raised fears that a truce that lasted almost eight months in Idlib will be declared over.

Dozens killed as Russian, Syrian air attacks in Idlib intensify

UpFront

Should former ISIL fighters have the right to return home?

Former Pentagon official Jasmine el Gamal and anti-ISIL campaigner Macer Gifford debate repatriating ISIL fighters.

Should former ISIL fighters have the right to return home?