Defence

Senate passes massive defence bill that creates US Space Force

The $738bn defence policy bill now goes to the White House, where Trump has promised to quickly sign it.

Senate passes massive defence bill that creates US Space Force

Syria's War

Erdogan urges resettlement of Syrian refugees soon

Turkish president says formula needed to allow refugees to return on a voluntary basis but in 'short period of time'.

Erdogan urges resettling of 1 million refugees in northern Syria

Syria's War

'No war and no peace' in Syria, analysts say

As key players grapple with domestic issues, Syrian war has been left in temporary stalemate, experts tell Doha Forum.

'No war and no peace' in Syria, analysts say

Middle East

Russia denies intensifying attacks on civilians in Idlib

Syrian government ally Russia denies dropping more bombs on civilians in rebel-held Idlib province.

Middle East

Displaced Syrians appeal for international aid after floods

Families have been living in tents without running water or electricity since their homes came under attack by government forces.

ISIS/ISIL

Women under ISIL: The teacher

A teacher describes being made to teach children about war, and what happened to those who did not follow ISIL's rules.

Women under ISIL: The teacher

Syria's War

Syria's president: OPCW 'faked' report on chlorine gas attack

'We were right, they were wrong,' says Bashar al-Assad after chemical weapon watchdog laid blame on alleged gas attack.

Syria's president: OPCW 'faked' report on chlorine gas attack

Europe

Assad's uncle on trial for Syria corruption

Rifaat al-Assad built a French property empire with stolen Syrian state funds, prosecutors allege.

Corruption trial for Assad uncle begins in Paris

Syria's War

More than a dozen killed in air raids on Syria's Idlib

Government and Russian attacks kill at least 18 people in rebel-held northwest Syria, rescue workers say.

Syria: More than a dozen killed in Idlib air raids

Syria's War

When care becomes criminal: Syrian health workers 'targeted'

Rights group details atrocities committed by Syrian government against medical workers based in opposition held areas.

When care becomes criminal: Syrian health workers 'targeted'

ISIS/ISIL

Women under ISIL: The wives

Women married to ISIL fighters share accounts of being made to watch executions and strap explosives to other women.

Women under ISIL: The wives

Syria's War

Several killed in air raids on markets in Syria's Idlib province

At least 10 people killed in government attacks on rebel-held towns in northwest Syria, rescue workers say.

Several killed in air raids on markets in Syria's Idlib province

Syria's War

No consensus on agenda in Syria constitution talks held in Geneva

Opposition representatives blame government delegation for failure of talks to amend the Syrian constitution.

No consensus on agenda in Syria constitution talks held in Geneva

Turkey-Syria border

Ankara: Turkish soldiers killed in attack near Syrian border

Attack targets base across from Syrian town of Tal Abyad which Turkey seized in military operation last month.

Ankara: Turkish soldiers killed in attack near Syrian border

Middle East

Global casualty toll of landmines doubled since 2013: Monitor

Landmines killed or injured some 6,897 people in 2018, up from a record low figure of 3,457 casualties in 2013.

Global casualty toll of landmines doubled since 2013: Monitor
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