Middle East

Syria rebels shoot down government fighter jet in northwest

Rebel group says fighters shot down Sukhoi 22 jet that had taken off from airbase in Syria's Homs.

Syria rebels shoot down government fighter jet in northwest

Middle East

Idlib hospital workers accuse Russia, Syria after air raids

UN chief Antonio Guterres announced an internal inquiry after attacks on civilian infrastructure in rebel-held Syria.

Idlib hospital workers accuse Russia, Syria after air raids

Opinion

A Turkish-Kurdish war in Syria is still possible

The recently concluded US-Turkey agreement has delayed but not precluded a conflict in northeast Syria.

Joe Macaron

by Joe Macaron

Joe Macaron

Middle East

Syrians celebrate Eid amid bombing

Since the collapse of a short-lived ceasefire last week, the killing of civilians has continued.

Reporter's Notebook

Ray of hope for Syrians in the US as TPS is extended

The extension gives Syrians safety and more stability, but many are longing to return home.

United Nations

'Playing with fire': Push on Idlib threatens millions, UN says

New wave of violence in Syria's northwest during government offensive has triggered 'total panic', UN warns.

'Playing with fire': Push on Idlib threatens millions, UN says

Turkey-Syria border

'Blatant aggression': Syria rejects US-Turkey safe zones deal

Turkey and the US reached a deal for northern Syria on Wednesday to establish joint operations centre.

'Blatant aggression': Syria rejects US-Turkey safe zones deal

Inside Story

Can the US and Turkey bridge their differences over the Kurds?

While Turkey considers the SDF a threat to its security, the US backs the group, its main ally against ISIL.

Middle East

Turkey, US agree to set up operation centre for Syria safe zone

Agreement between NATO allies appears to avert, for now, a threatened Turkish operation into northern Syria.

Turkey, US agree to set up operation centre for Syria safe zone

Turkey-Syria border

'Positive': Turkey says happy with US talks on Syria safe zones

Turkey has previously said it was contemplating military intervention in northern Syria against the Kurdish YPG.

'Positive': Turkey says happy with US talks on Syria safe zones

Syria's War

US warns against Turkish offensive in northern Syria

Pentagon chief calls for talks to prevent unilateral incursion against YPG, as Erdogan vows imminent attack.

'Unacceptable': US warns Turkey of operation in northern Syria

Middle East

Syrian army resumes bombardment in rebel-held Idlib

Reports of heavy bombardment in Syria's last rebel-held province as ceasefire agreed in Kazakhstan talks collapses.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey to launch offensive in Kurdish-controlled area in Syria

Accusing the US of delaying the set up of safe zones, Erdogan announces incursion into Syria to dislodge YPG militia.

Turkey to launch offensive in Kurdish-controlled area in Syria

Middle East

Relative calm in Idlib on third day of ceasefire

Powerful rebel group Hay’et Tahrir al-Sham says it will not withdraw 20km - although it accepts ceasefire.

Middle East

Idlib ceasefire: Air attacks halt in northwest Syria

For so many traumatised civilians, there is the hope of some respite from the bombing.