Opinion

In southern Syria, the US faces a Russia-Israel challenge

The US is being pushed to take action on Syria's southern front.

Joe Macaron

by Joe Macaron

Joe Macaron

Syria's War

UN: Syrian forces committed war crimes in Eastern Ghouta

Besieged civilians were indiscriminately attacked, and systematically denied food and medicine, UN investigators say.

UN: Syrian forces committed war crimes in Eastern Ghouta

Syria's War

No breakthrough in Turkey-Iran-Russia talks on Syria constitution

Tripartite meeting in Geneva ends with 'some common ground was beginning to emerge', UN envoy says.

No breakthrough in Turkey-Iran-Russia talks on Syria constitution

Opinion

Women of honour: Speaking out on rape in Syria

Despite death threats and rejection, Syrian women have found the courage to speak out about rape.

Manon Loizeau

by Manon Loizeau

Manon Loizeau

Syria's War

Turkey, Russia and Iran start Syria constitution talks

Representatives from three nations meet in Geneva to discuss committee tasked with drafting Syria's new constitution.

Syria constitution: Turkey, Russia and Iran start Geneva talks

Middle East

Turkish forces begin patrols in Syria's Manbij

Ankara says 'independent patrol' missions by Turkish and US forces under way, part of roadmap agreed by both countries.

Turkish forces begin patrols in Syria's Manbij

Opinion

What is behind the Aquarius refugee ship crisis?

The EU has to recognise that its war adventures caused the refugee crisis and start working on a real solution.

Ramzy Baroud

by Ramzy Baroud
- Romana Rubeo

Ramzy Baroud

Lebanon

Lebanon and UN in spat over Syrian refugees' return

UN is angered by Lebanon's decision to freeze renewal of residency permits for staff.

Lebanon and UN in spat over Syrian refugees' return

Middle East

Lebanon's Syrian refugees hope to go home despite UN warnings

Thousands set to head back to Qalamoun region where fighting has subsided, but many still cannot return.

Inside Story

Is the Gulf bailout enough for crisis-hit Jordan?

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait pledge $2.5bn help for cash-strapped kingdom.

Syria's War

Assad denies claims about Russia dictating his military

Western powers are prolonging the civil war in hopes of toppling the Syrian government, according to Assad.

Syria war: Assad denies claims about Russia dictating his army

Witness

Silent War: How Rape Became a Weapon in Syria

Syrian women share personal testimonies of rape by regime soldiers.

Syria's War

What's next for Syria?

International actors, intra-rebel violence and tribal affiliations complicate prospects for peace in Syria.

What's next for Syria?

Syria's War

Syrian air raids 'kill 16' in rebel-held Idlib

Attacks on villages surrounding government-controlled pocket kill at least 16, including young girl, White Helmets says.

Syrian forces launch deadly air raids in Idlib

Lebanon

Lebanon freezes UNHCR staff permits over Syria refugees spat

Foreign minister accuses UN agency of 'spreading fear' and discouraging Syrian refugees from returning home.