Bashar al-Assad

Eastern Ghouta shelled despite 'truce agreement'

UK-based monitoring group says Syrian government forces shelled Eastern Ghouta a day after a ceasefire was announced.

Eastern Ghouta shelled despite 'truce agreement'

Opinion

Is Russia afraid of losing Syria?

In the post-conflict period, the Syrian regime will not have much use for Russian military backing. It will need money.

Leonid Issaev

by Leonid Issaev

Leonid Issaev

Syria's Civil War

Deadly Syria shelling precedes 'truce agreement'

UN envoy says Syria has agreed to Russian proposal for ceasefire in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta after days of bombardment.

UN: Syrian government 'agrees Eastern Ghouta truce'

Syria's Civil War

Syria government presence uncertain at Geneva talks

Assad delegation yet to confirm attendance in Geneva talks, UN envoy says, amid ongoing bombardment of Eastern Ghouta.

Inside Story

Can Putin's plan bring peace to Syria?

Russian president has welcomed his Iranian and Turkish counterparts to map out a strategy for the day fighting stops.

Bashar al-Assad

Syrian opposition renews demand for Assad's removal

Draft resolution of Riyadh meeting says Syrian leader's departure at start of transitional period vital for ending war.

Syrian opposition in Riyadh: Assad has to go

Bashar al-Assad

Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

Russian and Syrian presidents meet to discuss strategy against 'terrorism' and political settlement options.

Inside Story

Is the war in Syria really almost over?

Syria's president visits Russia to thank his allies for their sacrifices and for 'saving' his country.

Syria's Civil War

Civilian deaths reported in ISIL bombing in Syria

Car bombing leaves at least 20 dead and dozens more wounded at site housing displaced families near city of Deir Az Zor.

Syrian 'civilians killed' in ISIL attack in Deir Az Zor

Opinion

How Assad 'won the war'

Bashar al-Assad is the president of occupied Syria.

Malak Chabkoun

by Malak Chabkoun

Malak Chabkoun

Syria's Civil War

Syria's warring sides meet for fresh talks in Astana

Seventh round of Syria peace talks brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran have begun in the Kazakh capital Astana.

Syria's warring sides meet for fresh talks in Astana

Middle East

Syrian war: All you need to know about the Astana talks

As key players in Syria's war meet in the Kazakh capital, can the establishment of 'de-escalation zones' calm violence?

Syrian war: All you need to know about the Astana talks

Middle East

Deadly bombing hits Syria's Damascus

'Terrorist explosion' in al-Midan area kills more than 10 people, including civilians and police, in continued violence.

UpFront

Has the Syrian opposition lost the war?

Journalist Patrick Cockburn and Syrian American Council adviser Mohammed Ghanem offer differing views on the Syrian war.

Inside Story

Is Hezbollah stronger after its involvement in Syria?

ISIL fighters moved from northeast Lebanon to Syria as part of deal with Hezbollah and Syrian government forces.