AJ Impact

US Caesar Act could bleed Lebanon for years to come

Analysts say sanctions against Assad regime will worsen Lebanon's economic crisis by fuelling illicit trade with Syria.

US Caesar Act could bleed Lebanon for years to come

Germany

Syrians file complaint in Germany over sex abuse in Assad's jails

The ex-detainees were victims or witnesses of torture and sexual violence, including rape and forced abortion, NGO says.

Syrians file complaint in Germany over sex abuse in Assad's jails

Inside Story

Will the Caesar Act defeat Syrian President Bashar al-Assad?

US Congress passes sanctions targeting politicians, institutions, businesses that engage with the Syrian government.

Europe

France sentences Syrian leader's uncle to four years in prison

Paris court finds Rifaat al-Assad guilty of acquiring French property using funds diverted from the Syrian state.

France sentences Syrian leader's uncle to four years in prison

Syria's War

Explained: Crippling new US sanctions imposed on Syria

Caesar Act sanctions named for Syrian military defector who documented systematic torture in Assad-controlled prisons.

New US sanctions aim to cripple Syria's al-Assad even further

AJ IMPACT

Syria's al-Assad sacks PM as economic hardship grows

No reason given for the decision, as Syria goes through an economic crisis, with currency plunging to record lows.

Syria's al-Assad sacks PM as economic hardship grows

AJ IMPACT

Protest in southwest Syria against faltering economy, corruption

Amid currency crisis, dozens in Suweida called for President Assad's removal as they protested deteriorating conditions.

Protest in southwest Syria against faltering economy, corruption

Inside Story

Is Syria's President Bashar al-Assad turning on his inner circle?

President has been confiscating the assets of billionaire Rami Makhlouf - who is also his cousin.

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

Syria's War

Syrian tycoon decries 'inhumane' security forces

Makhlouf says government forces arrested his employees amid pressure for him to step down from his business empire.

Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf decries 'inhumane' security forces

Iran

Zarif hits out at US's refusal to lift sanctions on Iran, Syria

During visit to Syria, Zarif said US showed inhumane face to the world by refusing to lift sanctions during pandemic.

Zarif hits out at US's refusal to lift sanctions on Iran, Syria

Syria's War

Watchdog rules Syrian government behind 2017 toxic attacks

Gov't forces dropped chlorine, sarin gas in series of attacks in Hama, report by global chemical weapons watchdog says.

Watchdog rules Syrian government behind 2017 toxic attacks

Battle for Idlib

'Impossible task': Aid groups in Idlib struggle to help Syrians

Relief groups say air raids, lack of resources and killing of aid workers is hampering their ability to help refugees.

'Impossible task': Aid groups in Idlib struggle to help Syrians

Inside Story

What if Idlib falls to Assad?

The battle for Idlib has led to a humanitarian catastrophe as the Syrian gov't vows to retake the last rebel-held area.