Bashar al-Assad


article 10 June 2015 World, Syria
Syria: living under the horrors of barrel bombs in Aleppo

Barrel bombs, indiscriminate weapons responsible for the deaths of 11,000 civilians in the Syrian civil war, are the increasing weapons of choice of the Assad regime.

article 08 June 2015 World, Turkey
Supporters of Turkey's AKP (Getty)
Turkish elections: the key questions

Turkey's AK party has lost its majority at a general election after 13 years in government - a blow to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was seeking to cement his grip on power.

article 05 March 2015 UK, Syria
Chemistry teacher jailed for six years for terror offences

A Manchester chemistry teacher whose family hid his passport to try and stop him from going to Syria has been jailed for six years for planning to fight with Islamic State.

article 18 February 2015 World, Syria
Syria: 'hope' but 'no illusions' over Aleppo ceasefire

The Syrian government has said it is willing to suspend its aerial bombardment and artillery shelling of the northern city of Aleppo so a local ceasefire can be tested, a UN mediator says.

article 10 February 2015 World, Syria
Barrel bomb
'There are no barrel bombs': Assad's Syria 'facts'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began his interview with the BBC's Jeremy Bowen by saying: "We need to talk about facts" - but very little else he said was grounded in reality.

article 23 January 2015 UK, Syria
Exclusive: Two British men who have have returned from the Syria conflict say they travelled to the Middle East on a humanitarian mission to
We were defending British values, say Syria Britons

Exclusive: two British men who have returned from the Syria conflict say they went to the Middle East on a humanitarian mission "against a brutal regime" - and insist they are not terrorists.

article 05 December 2014 UK, Syria
Fatima Manji by Two Britons jailed over Syria terror offences

Two British men who travelled to Syria to join rebel fighters have been jailed for 12 years and 8 months.

article 23 September 2014 UK, Qatar
US air strikes in Syria - Q&A

In the early hours of the morning, US air strikes targeted Islamic State and other Islamist groups in Syria for the first time. Channel 4 News asks whether it is legal, and where it might end.

article 10 September 2014 World, Syria
Chlorine attack
Syrian government continues 'horrific chemical attacks'

Syria's government is continuing to use chemical weapons in its war against rebels and jihadist groups, a new OPCW report finds.