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Opinion

No, Israel hasn't 'won over' the Syrians

Israel has been taking advantage of some Syrians' desperation to pursue its political goals. That's not humanitarianism.

Malak Chabkoun

by Malak Chabkoun

Malak Chabkoun

Syria's War

Thousands more flee 'earth-shattering' bombs in Syria's Deraa

As Syrian government forces step up offensive, families in the eastern side of Deraa head to 'unequipped' border areas.

Thousands more flee 'earth-shattering' bombs in Syria's Deraa

Inside Story

Is the battle for Deraa decisive for the war in Syria?

The cradle of the Syrian revolution is under bombardment.

Syria's War

Damascus roadblocks removed after Syrian army victories

Syrian government is removing checkpoints and roadblocks from areas in and around Damascus, easing movement and traffic.

Damascus roadblocks removed after Syria army victories

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

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

North Korea

Syria's Bashar al-Assad to visit North Korea

Assad to make rare international visit in what would be first by a foreign head of state since Kim Jong-un took power.

Syria's Bashar al-Assad to visit North Korea

Syria's War

Syria: US-backed SDF challenges Assad military threats

SDF says Assad's threat of a military confrontation with the group will only bring more 'destruction'.

Syria: US-backed SDF challenges Assad military threats

Syria's War

Syria's Assad: US-Russia confrontation narrowly avoided

United States should learn the lesson of Iraq and get out of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad says.

Syria's Assad vows to retake areas held by US-backed Kurds

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/ISIL

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