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All articles • 'syria'
UN Syria investigator Carla del Ponte quits over lack of political backing
World 07-08

Former war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte has announced she is quitting a United Nations commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria because it ‘does absolutely nothing’

After ISIS, proxy wars in Syria loom large
Blogs 04-08

Syria is now an arena for proxy conflict between the West, Russia, and Middle Eastern rivals. It’s no longer a civil war – it’s a failed state which acts as a cage match for bitter rivals

Syrian forces breach wall of Raqa’s Old City
World 04-07

US-backed Syrian forces have breached the wall at Raqqa's Old City as they try to retake the city from the Islamic State, the US military has said

Not a statistic
Blogs 28-06

A lot of people from Aleppo were killed. Residents had wrongly assumed the fighting would remain confined to other parts of the country

US-led strikes on ISIS-run Syrian prison leaves dozens dead
World 27-06

Almost 60 people have been killed in a US-led coalition air strike on a prison run by the Islamic State in eastern Syria

Assad preparing new chemical weapons attack in Syria, White House claims
World 27-06

The US says it has identified ‘potential preparation’ for another chemical attack in Syria, and issued a stark warning to the Syrian government

US-backed forces fighting Islamic State enter Syria stronghold of Raqqa
World 09-06

Kurdish and Arab forces have begun what could be a long campaign to reclaim ISIS’s de facto capital in Syria

Macron warns Putin over Syrian chemical weapons in 'frank' meeting
World 30-05

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that France would respond immediately to any use of chemical weapons in Syria, while urging a closer partnership with Russia

French president Macron promises tough talk at first Putin meeting
World 29-05

France's new President Emmanuel Macron is to host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the latest test of his diplomatic mettle after vowing firm stands on Ukraine and Syria

US-led air strike in east Syria kills 35, monitor says
World 26-05

US-led coalition air strikes has killed at least 35 civilians in an eastern Syrian town held by the Islamic State group, a monitor said

Rebels set to leave Qaboun as army advances in Damascus
World 14-05

Rebels and families are to be moved from the Qaboun neighbourhood to Idlib province according to the latest deal with government forces.

Syrian rebels walk out of Astana meeting as 'safe zone' deal is signed
World 05-05

Three countries backing different sides in Syria's war have agreed to set up ‘safe zones’ in the country, while delegates for rebel forces stormed out in protest

Syria, Ukraine to be discussed in Merkel-Putin meeting
World 02-05

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet for talks on Tuesday, with preparations for July's G20 summit as well as Ukraine and Syria on the agenda

Erdogan seeks to send Trump stern message with attack on Syrian Kurds
World 01-05

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to bring about a major U-turn in US Syria policy with its airstrikes on Kurdish fighters

'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport rocks Syrian capital
World 27-04

A large explosion has hit an area near Damascus international airport, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says

Evacuations of besieged Syrians resume after 48-hour delay
World 21-04

The evacuation and transfer of thousands of Syrians from four besieged areas resumed on Friday after being stuck for 48 hours at a transit point

Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing
World 17-04

Nearly 70 children were among those killed when a suicide car bombing tore through buses carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria

Evacuee bus convoy bombed in Syria, at least 16 dead
World 15-04

Thousands of evacuees from both sides of Syria’s civil war have been stuck in hostile territory since Friday.

Residents, fighters evacuate from four besieged Syria towns
World 14-04

The Syrian government and rebel forces have begun an operation to move people away from four besieged towns

US-Russia relations at 'all-time low' after Syria attacks
World 13-04

US President Donald Trump said the United States' relationship with Moscow 'may be at an all-time low' after his Secretary of State received a frosty reception in Moscow

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