Syria's War

SDF chief vows to defeat ISIL in Syria in a week

Syrian Kurdish-led forces will announce "a complete victory" over ISIL within a week, says SDF's commander-in-chief.

Syrian Democratic Forces vow to defeat ISIL in Syria in a week

Syria's War

Syria's Assad visits Iran in rare trip abroad

President Bashar al-Assad meets Iran's Khamenei and Rouhani on first trip to country since start of Syrian civil war.

Syria's Assad visits Iran in rare trip abroad

Opinion

Venezuela is no Syria and Maduro is no Assad

Maduro's government might be partly to blame for the current crisis, but it is still no dictatorship.

Hussein Walid

by Hussein Walid

Hussein Walid

Syria's War

Erdogan and Assad: A former friendship damaged beyond repair?

Relations between Syria and Turkey may depend on the outcome of Syrian presidential elections in two years, experts say.

Erdogan and Assad: A former friendship damaged beyond repair?

Syria's War

Tunisia calls for Arab League to readmit Syria

The Arab League suspended Syria's membership in November 2011 as the death toll in the country's civil war mounted.

Tunisia calls for Arab League to readmit Syria

Syria's War

Russia, Turkey, Iran fail in push for new Syrian constitution

Stakeholders fail to agree on the makeup of a Syrian constitutional committee amid calls to convene next year.

Russia, Turkey, Iran fail in push for new Syrian constitution

Middle East

Sudan's Bashir first Arab leader to visit Syria since war began

Omar al-Bashir expresses hopes Syria will soon recover important regional role in talks with President Bashar al-Assad.

Sudan's Bashir first Arab leader to visit Syria since war began

Syria's War

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria talks next week

Two-day Astana conference to begin on November 28 with participation of 'guarantor countries' and Syrian delegations.

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria talks in Astana next week

Opinion

How do Palestinians see the Syrian war?

A complex set of factors is shaping Palestinian attitudes towards Syria.

Adnan Abu Amer

by Adnan Abu Amer

Adnan Abu Amer

Podcast

Syria: The endgame

After more than seven years of war, who will win the peace?

Syria: The endgame

Syria's War

Sole crossing between Syria and Israel-occupied Golan reopens

Two key borders reopen in a major boost to the Syrian government as it takes over most rebels areas.

Sole crossing between Syria and Israel-occupied Golan reopens

Syria's War

Deadline passes for Syria's Idlib buffer without fighters leaving

Armed groups were supposed to withdraw from the buffer as a final condition to implementing a Russian-Turkish agreement.

UpFront

Seymour Hersh: Journalism 'is going to hell'

We speak to the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist about covering Trump's presidency and the war in Syria.

Seymour Hersh: Journalism 'is going to hell'

Opinion

What does Russia want in northwest Syria?

Although it is currently in Russia's interest to de-escalate tensions in Idlib, an attack is still likely.

Leonid Issaev

by Leonid Issaev

Leonid Issaev

Middle East

Syria 'intercepts missiles' targeting Latakia

State media blames Israel for attacks that targeted 'state technical industry institutions'.

Syrian air defences 'intercept missiles' targeting Latakia