Middle East

Syria unveils Yarmouk camp evacuation deal

Evacuation part of wider agreement between Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham and government for surrender of military hardware.

Syria's War

Death toll rises in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp

Dozens of civilians have been killed in the latest bout of fighting in Syria's Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees.

Estimated 60 percent of Yarmouk destroyed amid violence: Group

Syria's War

UN's de Mistura appeals for Syria de-escalation

Special envoy issues appeal during visit to Moscow as inspectors wait for access to suspected gas attack site in Syria.

Staffan de Mistura calls for de-escalation in Syria

ISIS

Assad's forces target ISIL in southern Damascus

Air strikes and shelling hit Yarmouk, Hajar al-Aswad and Tadamun after failure to negotiate evacuation, reports say.

Assad forces target ISIL in southern Damascus

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

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

Opinion

Why Russia did not respond to the US strikes on Syria

Despite its hostile rhetoric, Russia has taken care to avoid confrontation on the ground in Syria.

Leonid Issaev

by Leonid Issaev

Leonid Issaev

Syria's War

Have no lessons been learned from Syria's war?

Al Jazeera's senior political analyst says Western air strikes will not change the course of the Syrian war.

Syria's War

Why is Bashar al-Assad still in power?

The Syrian leader has survived seven years of conflict that has devastated much of the country he presides over.

Why is Bashar al-Assad still in power?

Opinion

No, US strikes on Syria will not start World War III

If anything, the latest military action against Syria shows that US and Russia still coordinate on the ground.

Malak Chabkoun

by Malak Chabkoun

Malak Chabkoun

UpFront

What will US attacks against Assad achieve?

Glenn Greenwald and Eli Lake debate whether US strikes in Syria can stop chemical attacks or spark an even larger war.

What will US attacks against Assad achieve?

Syria's War

Syria puts forces 'on alert' amid threat of US military action

Tensions mount as Trump warns of 'forceful' response after suspected chemical attack in rebel-held town of Douma.

Inside Story

How can chemical attacks in Syria be stopped?

Airbase near Homs city targeted, just hours after deaths of at least 85 in suspected chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta.

Middle East

Trump calls Assad 'animal' as gas attack draws outrage

US President Trump tells Russia and Iran there would be a 'big price to pay' for backing 'animal Assad'.

Douma chemical attack draws international outrage

Syria's War

Syrian forces press ahead with offensive in rebel-held Douma

Rescuers say around 50 air raids pummel Douma, which has been partially besieged by the Syrian government since 2013.

Syrian forces press ahead with offensive in rebel-held Douma