• Published on 2 Jan 2017 Sections Russia, Syria, World

    Photographer Issa Touma watched and filmed from a window as young, armed men dragged sandbags to block the end of the narrow road alongside his Aleppo apartment. It was August 2012 and the beginning of the uprising that turned into a bloody civil war. Now his footage, compiled under the title “9 Days from my…

  • Published on 22 Dec 2016 Sections Syria, World

    After five years of brutal conflict the Syrian Army declares Aleppo is back under their control. The last rebel fighters have left the city but the war is far from over.

  • Published on 21 Dec 2016 Sections Syria, World

    To Syria, where, in the last few hours, buses have resumed the evacuation of civilians, doctors and rebels from East Aleppo after they’d endured a punishing 24 hour wait in freezing conditions.

  • Published on 20 Dec 2016 Sections FactCheck, Syria

    Perhaps the simpler explanation is the more likely one: children really are being orphaned in Syria, or left wounded and distressed, and those children are now being wrongly accused of involvement in an elaborate conspiracy.

  • Published on 19 Dec 2016 Sections Syria

    Interview with the UN’s envoy in charge of humanitarian relief to Syria, Jan Egeland.

  • Published on 19 Dec 2016 Sections Syria

    Thousands more civilians managed to leave rebel-held Aleppo today for relative safety, including a group of children who’d been trapped inside an orphanage.

  • Published on 19 Dec 2016 Sections Russia, Turkey

    It was as shocking as it was sudden: the Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead right in the centre of Ankara by a gunman who shouted “Allahu Akhbar” and “Do not forget Aleppo” as he opened fire.

  • Published on 16 Dec 2016 Sections Politics, Syria, World

    Whilst the world has watched appalled as ceasefire and evacuation deals have been made and broken in Aleppo, it has been hard to imagine what it was really like to be trapped and injured in a tiny piece of a broken city, bombed from the air and surrounded by rebels and militias on the ground.

  • Published on 16 Dec 2016 Sections Politics, Syria, UK, World

    The attempt to evacuate civilians from rebel-held Aleppo has floundered amid reports of gunfire at a checkpoint. For the tens of thousands still trapped – including women and children – another agonising wait to get out. Plus the spreading disturbance at a Birmingham jail – we are live at the scene.

  • Published on 16 Dec 2016 Sections Syria, World

    Channel 4 News filmmaker Wa’ad al Kateab, her doctor husband and 11-month-old baby girl are among up to 50,000 people still trapped inside the ever-shrinking enclave of rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

  • Published on 15 Dec 2016 Sections Syria, World

    They are exhausted, they are disillusioned, they are in very bad shape – but they have finally escaped rebel-held Aleppo, the Red Cross says – after a convoy of buses and ambulances carried some thousand civilians out of the besieged enclave. More vehicles are on the way – the priority, taking the wounded, the sick,…

  • Published on 15 Dec 2016 Sections Syria

    Interview with Stephen O’Brien in New York, the head of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief at the United Nations.

  • Published on 15 Dec 2016 Sections Russia, Rwanda, Syria, United States, World

    From Rwanda to Aleppo: a history of inaction

    Every few hours I check my Whatsapp feed from the doctors in East Aleppo. They post videos of injured children and a combination of eyewitness news and desperate messages.

  • Published on 14 Dec 2016 Sections Syria, World

    With the breakdown of the ceasefire, thousands of civilians are still trapped in the nightmare that is rebel-held Aleppo: an ever shrinking enclave, where the shelling has barely paused, where witnesses say bodies still lie in the streets.

  • Published on 13 Dec 2016 Sections Syria

    Interview with Zuhir Al Shamali, a citizen journalist in the last rebel-held enclave in Aleppo.