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Malnourished baby dies in Eastern Ghouta

15 December, 2017

Malnutrition has killed 15 residents, including five children, in Eastern Ghouta, where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime has surrounded around 400,000 people.

Lebanon-Syria border crossing to reopen after five years

14 December, 2017

The al-Qaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria is set to reopen after five years, in another sign of the Syrian regime's increasing control over its territory.

Guterres: Iran may be defying UN on missiles

14 December, 2017

The UN chief said in a report to the Security Council that the United Nations is investigating Iran's possible transfer of ballistic missiles to Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

Russia must nudge Syria into peace deal: De Mistura

14 December, 2017

The international mediator in the Syrian peace process has called on Russia to convince its ally the Syrian regime to conclude a deal with the opposition to end the war

US-coalition forces 'to remain' in Syria despite Russian withdrawal

13 December, 2017

The US State Department said its coalition forces will remain in Syria to continue fighting pockets of Islamic State militants, despite the Russian withdrawal.

After Saleh, the outlook in Yemen remains bleak

13 December, 2017

Comment: If Yemen is to set itself on its feet again, its leader must address long-festering issues they have conveniently skirted in favour of placating patrons, writes Barak Barfi.

Russia gets Turkey onside by partly financing S-400 deal

13 December, 2017

Russia's S-400 has become one of the 'must buys' for military focused Middle East states. Turkey's bid to buy the Russian air defence system will be partly financed by Moscow.

President Assad 'humiliated' on Syrian soil by Russian soldiers

13 December, 2017

Syrian activists have shared a video clip that appears to show President Assad being prevented from following Vladimir Putin during a visit to a Russian airbase in Latakia.

Trump could allow Assad to stay on as president

12 December, 2017

Washington's Syria policy could be about to take a dramatic u-turn, after media reports suggest that Trump might allow Assad to stay on as president until planned 2021 elections.

An interview with Pankaj Mishra

12 December, 2017

Interview: None of the violence or dysfunction we are currently witnessing around the world is new and can be repeatedly found in history, Pankaj Mishra told Emran Feroz.

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