Syria

Exiles, revolting prisoners and sporting health
Bashar al-Assad
Podcast

Exiles, revolting prisoners and sporting health

Will Syrian criminals be allowed home? How did an American prison fall into the hands of inmates? And why are sports stars struggling with their menta…
15 Oct 2021
From the Arab Spring to a refugee crisis: exploring Syria’s decade of civil war
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In Depth

From the Arab Spring to a refugee crisis: exploring Syria’s decade of civil war

Ten years after the first battles between Syrian government forces and the armed opposition, no resolution is in sight
7 Oct 2021
The safest and the most dangerous countries in the world
Taliban fighters on the streets of Kabul
In Brief

The safest and the most dangerous countries in the world

Afghanistan named the least peaceful, while Iceland continues to hold top spot as safest country
1 Sep 2021
How Russia is using Syria in ‘Cold War-style stand-off’ with West
The aftermath of a suspected Russian airstrike in Syria’s northern province of Idle
In Depth

How Russia is using Syria in ‘Cold War-style stand-off’ with West

Moscow deploys nuclear bombers to strengthen Bashar al-Assad’s regime - and boost its own power
28 May 2021
Syria’s ‘sham’ presidential election: what is the point?
Syria
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Syria’s ‘sham’ presidential election: what is the point?

Wednesday’s poll is designed to give President Bashar al-Assad ‘a veneer of legitimacy both at home and abroad’
25 May 2021
Why Denmark is stripping Syrians of residency
Refugees arriving in Lesbos, Greece, in 2015
In Depth

Why Denmark is stripping Syrians of residency

Copenhagen orders refugees back to Damascus claiming security has ‘improved significantly’
16 Apr 2021
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

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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
Israel strikes Gaza and Syria
Israeli jet
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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Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 February 2020

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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?
Syria war
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
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