Syria

How has Isis dealt with the outbreak of Covid-19?
Men suspected of being affiliated with the Isis in a prison cell in northeastern Syrian.
In Depth

How has Isis dealt with the outbreak of Covid-19?

Terror group finds new opportunities amid the global pandemic
21 Oct 2020
Who are the ‘Assad torturers’ on trial in Germany?
defendant Eyad al-Gharib
In Depth

Who are the ‘Assad torturers’ on trial in Germany?

Two Syrian men are accused of crimes against humanity during civil war
24 Apr 2020
Coronavirus in the Middle East: ‘perfect storm is gathering'
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In Depth

Coronavirus in the Middle East: ‘perfect storm is gathering'

Millions of refugees in failing states in ‘mortal peril’ from Covid-19 spread
1 Apr 2020
Amir al-Mawli: who is the new Isis leader?
Isis
In Depth

Amir al-Mawli: who is the new Isis leader?

Terror group’s head thought to have been behind 2014 genocide of Yazidis in Iraq
19 Mar 2020
The impact of Turkey’s fight with Syria
Syria refugees
In Brief

The impact of Turkey’s fight with Syria

Moscow and Ankara agree Idlib ceasefire - but analysts fear truce may prove short-lived
6 Mar 2020
Turkey predicts millions of migrants will head to the EU
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
In Brief

Turkey predicts millions of migrants will head to the EU

President Erdogan says Turkey can no longer uphold deal with Europe
3 Mar 2020
Idlib air strike kills 33 Turkish troops in fresh escalation
Idlib
In Brief

Idlib air strike kills 33 Turkish troops in fresh escalation

Turkey retaliates as situation deteriorates in north-western region
28 Feb 2020

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Israel strikes Gaza and Syria
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In Brief

Israel strikes Gaza and Syria

Tit-for-tat violence escalating in run-up to fresh Israeli elections
24 Feb 2020
A million trapped Syrians face pitiless government onslaught
IDLIB, SYRIA - FEBRUARY 20: A displaced Syrian girl runs in a refugee camp in Atmeh village near the Syrian-Turkish border on February 20, 2020 in Idlib, Syria. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyi
In Depth

A million trapped Syrians face pitiless government onslaught

The UN has warned that ‘the biggest humanitarian horror story of the 21st century’ could be about to happen
21 Feb 2020
Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 February 2020
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In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 February 2020

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
7 Feb 2020
Turkey fires on Syrian forces: what is going on?
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In Depth

Turkey fires on Syrian forces: what is going on?

Turkish airstrikes ‘neutralise’ 76 Assad fighters as Ankara claims retaliation
4 Feb 2020
Isis: what does the future hold for the terror group?
Isis militants in Syria
In Depth

Isis: what does the future hold for the terror group?

Spies confirm identity of new Islamic State leader
23 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: Isis is ‘very happy’ amid chaos in Iraq
Iraqi forces, ISIS flag
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Isis is ‘very happy’ amid chaos in Iraq

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 14 January
14 Jan 2020
US-Iran crisis: are we heading towards World War Three?
Major General Qasem Soleimani, Iran
In Depth

US-Iran crisis: are we heading towards World War Three?

Police in Tehran firing live rounds at anti-government protests over plane deaths, say witnesses
13 Jan 2020
Theresa May ‘almost sent 1,000 troops to Syria last year’

Theresa May facing ‘critical’ week ahead of Brexit deal
In Brief

Theresa May ‘almost sent 1,000 troops to Syria last year’

The then prime minister reportedly discussed joint deployment with France after Donald Trump withdrew
28 Nov 2019
British founder of White Helmets found dead
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In Brief

British founder of White Helmets found dead

Death comes a week after Moscow accused him of spying
12 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘We are all tactical voters, aren’t we?’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘We are all tactical voters, aren’t we?’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 5 November
5 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘I can’t vote for any of them’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘I can’t vote for any of them’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 1 November
1 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: SNP may ‘usher in era of Tory government’
Delegates clap during the Scottish National Party (SNP) annual conference in Glasgow last year
In Depth

Instant Opinion: SNP may ‘usher in era of Tory government’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 29 October
29 Oct 2019
The consequences of killing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
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In Depth

The consequences of killing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

What the death of the Islamic State leader means for the terror group, the region and Donald Trump
28 Oct 2019
Syria regime accused of brutal torture methods
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In Brief

Syria regime accused of brutal torture methods

Report reveals harrowing details of killing and mistreatment of prisoners
24 Oct 2019
How will Syria be carved up?
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Bashar al-Assad
In Depth

How will Syria be carved up?

Donald Trump further confuses situation in Middle East by announcing some US troops may stay in Syria to protect oil
22 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: Brexiteers would be ‘stupid’ to reject deal
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Brexiteers would be ‘stupid’ to reject deal

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 18 October
18 Oct 2019
Trump celebrates as Turkey calls ceasefire in Syria
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In Brief

Trump celebrates as Turkey calls ceasefire in Syria

US president says ‘millions of lives will be saved’ - but analysts doubt Kurds will comply
18 Oct 2019
What will happen to Syria?
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In Depth

What will happen to Syria?

It may look like chaos, but is the situation in northern Syria being carefully manipulated by Moscow?
17 Oct 2019
US delegation to meet Erdogan as Trump faces Syria storm
Donald Trump
In Depth

US delegation to meet Erdogan as Trump faces Syria storm

President’s ‘strategically brilliant’ withdrawal of US troops from Syrian border draws condemnation
17 Oct 2019
Will US sanctions stop Turkey?
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In Depth

Will US sanctions stop Turkey?

Vice-president insists Donald Trump did not give ‘green light’ for Turkish offensive in Syria
15 Oct 2019
Donald Trump condemned as Kurds flee bombing
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In Brief

Donald Trump condemned as Kurds flee bombing

US president accused of ‘stabbing Kurds in back’ through troop withdrawal
11 Oct 2019
Who are the Kurds?
Kurds, Kurdistan, PKK, SDF, YPG, Turkey, Syria
In Depth

Who are the Kurds?

US accused of ‘betrayal’ after stepping aside for Turkish assault on Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria
10 Oct 2019
Turkey attacks US allies in Syria after Trump ‘green light’
AKCAKALE, TURKEY - OCTOBER 09: People wave as Turkish soldiers prepare to cross the border into Syria on October 09, 2019 in Akcakale, Turkey. The military action is part of a campaign to ext
In Depth

Turkey attacks US allies in Syria after Trump ‘green light’

US president under fire from his own party for abandonment of Kurdish allies
10 Oct 2019
Where are Isis fighters now?
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In Depth

Where are Isis fighters now?

US withdrawal from Syrian-Turkish border fuels fears of resurgence of the jihadist group
9 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: Brexit is ‘necessary crisis’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Brexit is ‘necessary crisis’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 9 October
9 Oct 2019
Trump defends Syria withdrawal amid widespread condemnation
Donald Trump
In Brief

Trump defends Syria withdrawal amid widespread condemnation

US president threatens to ‘totally destroy and obliterate Turkey's economy’
8 Oct 2019
US abandons Syrian Kurds: what it means for the Middle East
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In Depth

US abandons Syrian Kurds: what it means for the Middle East

Trump makes way for Turkish offensive against Kurdish-led forces who played major role in defeating Islamic State
7 Oct 2019
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