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Hero or villain: The double life of Syria’s leading goal scorer

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.

250,000 Syrian refugees could return home next year: UNHCR

Some 5.6 million Syrian refugees remain in neighbouring countries - Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq - Amin Awad, UNHCR director for the Middle East and North Africa.


Syria-Jordan border to reopen after three years as Assad's forces secure area with Russian backing

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.

US has seen 'evidence' of Syria preparing chemical weapons in Idlib: Jim Jeffrey

The White House has warned that the United States and its allies would respond "swiftly and vigorously" if the Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in the widely expected offensive.

Syrian rebels, Iran reach deal to evacuate villages: report

There was no official word on the deal but state-owned Ikhabriyah television station said there were "reports of an agreement to liberate thousands from the two towns".

Israel to Russia: Assad's safe from us, but Iran must quit Syria

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.


President Bashar al Assad defies United States, presses assault in southwest Syria

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.

US, UK, France strike Syria in first coordinated action against Assad: All you need to know

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 says no disagreements with Russia over Syria operation

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.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad names new defence, industry, information ministers: Report

Bashar al-Assad now appears militarily unassailable, but relies heavily on his allies Russia and Iran, as well as regional militias backed by Iran.

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The doctor who became an enemy of the Syrian regime

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.

Questions over Syrian Kurds' links to Assad and Russia

There are growing concerns among some world powers over the links between Kurdish fighters, the Syrian government and Russia.


Erdogan says Syria ceasefire plan will only serve to benefit Assad

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 […]

Assad calls parliamentary elections in Syria

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 […]