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Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria's Deir az-Zour

27 November, 2017

At least 53 civilians, including 21 children, died on Sunday when Russian air strikes hit residential buildings in a village held by Islamic State militants.

Eastern Ghouta: A ghetto of hunger and fear

24 November, 2017

Comment: Despite the brutal reality of life under siege, Abdelmalik remains resolutely opposed to the kind of sectarianism upon which Assad has thrived, writes Sam Hamad.

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

15 November, 2017

Comment: If Saudi Arabia and its allies had provided the rebels with the necessary resources to fight Assad, Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah, writes Sam Hamad.

Heavy bombing wreaks havoc on Aleppo despite 'de-escalation zone'

13 November, 2017

Dozens of Syrian civilians, including 20 children, were killed on Monday in airstrikes on the northern province of Aleppo despite a 'de-escalation zone' in place.

Israel and Syria exchange fire following factory airstrike

02 November, 2017

An Israeli attack on a factory in a Syrian industrial town south of Homs prompts an exchange of fire between the two neighbouring countries.

Fresh Syria peace talks begin in Astana

30 October, 2017

Warring parties in Syria's conflict - Russia, Iran and Turkey - will meet in the Kazakh capital for two days of talks seeking an end to the six-year civil war.

Khan Sheikhoun massacre: proof beyond doubt who's to blame

28 October, 2017

The UN confirmed this week widely-held suspicions that the Syrian regime carried out a chemical attack on an opposition village in Idlib province. Here's what we know about the massacre.

IS 'executed' 116 in Syria town revenge campaign

23 October, 2017

The Islamic State group executed dozens of civilians in the Syrian desert this month, a monitor said on Monday, in a gruesome massacre as the militants see their "caliphate" collapse.

Photoblog: The hushed hum of the honeybees of Ghouta

23 October, 2017

The Syrian honeybees of Eastern Ghouta are battling daily with death - much like the people of the Damascus suburb itself.

Syria troops capture Christian town recently taken by IS

22 October, 2017

Syrian government forces and their allies regained control on Saturday of a predominantly Christian central town that sleeper cells of the Islamic State group captured late last month.

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