Syria's all-time leading goal-scorer hates confrontations. But for the last eight years, he has been at the centre of one of Syria's biggest ideological battles between the fo llowers and dissidents of the country's president Bashar al-Asaad.
The closure of the Nassib crossing in 2015 cut a crucial transit route for hundreds of trucks a day transporting goods between Turkey and the Gulf, and Lebanon and the Gulf, in multi-billion dollar annual trade.
Israel has been on high alert as Assad's forces advance on rebels in the vicinity of the Golan Heights, much of which Israel captured from Syria in 1967 and annexed in a move not recognised internationally.
The United States on Thursday reiterated its demand that the zone be respected, warning Assad and his Russian allies of "serious repercussions" of violations. It accused Damascus of initiating air strikes, artillery and rocket attacks.
Over a 100 missiles rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus and surrounding areas on Saturday as Western forces launched a coordinated and targeted attack on the country. Here's everything you need to know.
Turkey launched "Operation Olive Branch" two weeks ago targeting the YPG Kurdish militia in Afrin, opening a new front in Syria's seven-year-old, multi-sided civil war. Russia is the main backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Since the beginning of Syria’s civil war, the Bashar Al-Assad government has targeted and killed hundreds of medical workers. Many have fled. This is the story of one doctor, Mohammed al-Bardan, who did not.
A US-Russian plan for a ceasefire in Syria has been heavily criticised by the Turkish President, who claims it will really only serve to benefit the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. “We endorse a ceasefire that would relieve Syrian brothers,” said Recep Tyyip Erdogan. “But it’s worrying to see that with this ceasefire Assad’s regime, responsible […]
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called parliamentary elections to be held on April the 13th. The announcement came shortly after news of the ceasefire brokered by Washington and Moscow. The last parliamentary elections to be held in Syria were in 2012. It was the first poll in which multiple parties – and not just the […]