Bashar al-Assad


video 01 April 2014 World, Syria

Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed.

Back into Homs and the heart of Syria's conflict - video

Homs was once the centre of the revolution. In two years, suburbs were turned to rubble, and it appears to have fallen back under government control. Lindsey Hilsum reports from the iconic city.

post 01 April 2014
Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog Inside Hezbollah: fighting and dying for a confused cause

Channel 4 News heads to Lebanon to meet Hezbollah in its heartland, and finds the group fighting a war that has dramatically departed from its original aim: resistance to Israel.

article 14 March 2014 World, Ukraine
Syria anniversary: the impact of barrel bombs
by What happened in Syria when the world was not watching

With the eyes of the world on Ukraine, an escalated campaign of barrel bombings by the regime of Bashar al-Assad has led to the indiscriminate killing of men, women and children in Syria.

article 10 February 2014 World, Syria
Syrian people queue to leave Homs in UN aid convoys
Escape from Homs: video emerges of Syrian evacuation

Video emerges of hundreds of Syrians allegedly being targeted by shelling as they are evacuated from the besieged city of Homs, as the latest round of peace talks begins in Geneva.

article 09 February 2014 Syria
Syria unrest: aid workers return to besieged city of Homs

Aid workers resume humanitarian operations in Homs - a day after they came under fire in the besieged rebel heart of the Syrian city.

article 05 February 2014 UK, Syria
Darshna Soni by 'Our brother died a martyr fighting in Syria'

British Muslim Iftikhar Jaman died fighting in Syria. He has gained a cult following and his death is being eulogised by some in his community. His family speaks exclusively to Channel 4 News.

video 04 February 2014 World, Syria

Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed.

'Children among dead' in assault on Aleppo - video

The Syrian government's onslaught on the rebel-held northern city of Aleppo sparks an attempted exodus. Warning: the accompanying film contains distressing images.

article 30 January 2014 World, Syria
Demolitions of Syrian homes by government troops (source: Youtube)
Syria: Assad regime 'wiping neighbourhoods off the map'

Bashar al-Assad's government has demolished thousands of homes in an attack on Syria's civilian population, says a report from Human Rights Watch.

article 27 January 2014 World
Violence in Kiev
'The keys of Damascus': Assad draws red line on Syria

The Syrian opposition says the government has failed to address President Bashar al-Assad's political future at peace talks in Geneva.