Syria's War

Iraq launches 'deadly strikes' against ISIL in Syria

Iraqi PM's office says F-16 fighter jets carried out air raids near the border in coordination with Syrian army.

Iraq launches 'deadly strikes' against ISIL inside Syria

Middle East

Chemical attacks on Iran in the 1980s that US ignored

Iran denounces 'hypocrisy' of US air strikes as experts urge Tehran to press Syria to stop future chemical attacks.

Chemical attacks on Iran: When the US looked the other way

ISIS

ISIL given '48 hours' to evacuate area south of Damascus

ISIL fighters have been in control of an area south of Damascus for nearly three years.

ISIL given '48 hours' to evacuate area south of Damascus

Syria's War

OPCW still not in Douma as UN security team shot at

Watchdog says any deployment will have to receive security clearance, a day after UN team comes under fire in Douma.

OPCW: Fact-finding team still outside Syria's Douma

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

Saudi Arabia

Saudi in talks with US over troop deployment in Syria

Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says Riyadh is willing to send soldiers amid reports Trump is looking to exit Syria.

Syria's War

Inspectors 'enter Douma' to probe suspected gas attack

State TV says chemical weapons watchdog arrives in Douma as France and the US question the purpose of the mission.

OPCW 'enters Syria's Douma' to probe gas attack allegation

Bashar al-Assad

Profile: Bashar al-Assad

President Assad has ruled Syria with an iron fist for nearly two decades. We take a look at his life and legacy.

Profile: Bashar al-Assad

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

Syria's War

May defends Syria strikes in the face of criticism

Rejecting accusations of US pressure, UK PM says involvement in Saturday's coordinated attack was in national interest.

Theresa May defends Syria strikes in parliament

Syria's War

Chemical weapons inspectors 'not yet' allowed in Douma

British delegation calls on Russia and Syria to allow access as Russian deputy FM says delay is due to US-led attacks.

OPCW inspectors 'not yet' allowed in Syria's Douma: UK delegation

Syria's War

Syria's war: Allies and opponents

Where do the world powers stand on the US-led attacks in Syria?

Syria's war: Allies and opponents

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