Bashar al-Assad

  • 9 Aug 2018

    To discuss this new evidence from inside the Syrian regime is Kirsty Brimelow QC and Paddy Ashdown.

  • 19 Jun 2017

    In Syria, tensions have once again escalated after American forces brought down a Syrian government jet near the contested city of Raqqa. Moscow, which backs the Assad regime, has retaliated by suspending an agreement with Washington, aimed at avoiding clashes and says it will in future regard US planes as potential targets.

  • 18 May 2017

    President Trump heads to Saudi Arabia tomorrow for a weekend summit with more than fifty Arab and Muslim leaders.

  • 16 Apr 2017

    It was an attack that was shocking in both its scale and ruthless targeting.

  • 15 Apr 2017

    Syrian State TV says at least 39 people have been killed in what it claims was a suicide car bomb attack on buses evacuating families from towns and villages under rebel siege.

  • 13 Apr 2017

    We have no chemical weapons any more and even if we did, we wouldn’t use them. Syria’s president Assad has dismissed reports that his forces were behind last week’s chemical attack which left 82 people dead – as “100% fabrication”.

  • 10 Apr 2017

    After the chemical weapons attack and retaliatory US missile strike, Syria is dominating the conversation tonight between foreign ministers of G7 nations at a summit in Italy.

  • 8 Apr 2017

    The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has cancelled a planned trip to Moscow tomorrow, saying Russia’s continued defence of President Assad after the chemical weapons attack was “deplorable”.

  • 7 Apr 2017

    Bassma Kodmani, who is a member of the official Syrian opposition delegation of negotiators and founded the Arab Reform Initiative.

  • 7 Apr 2017

    The Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of an “act of aggression against a sovereign nation” after its missile strike on Syria.

  • 2 Jan 2017

    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…

  • 14 Dec 2016

    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.

  • 14 Dec 2016

    Interviews with Zuhir Al Shamali, a citizen journalist in the last rebel-held enclave in Aleppo, and Brita Haji Hassan, the Mayor of East Aleppo, who is currently in Paris.

  • 13 Dec 2016

    Sources say some 110 medical staff remained in eastern Aleppo’s last remaining hospital as of midnight last night.

  • 12 Dec 2016

    Jon Snow interviews journalist Rania Abouzeid, who has reported extensively on the Syrian conflict, former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell, and Dr David Nott, a British surgeon who has been working with medical teams to save the lives of the seriously wounded in Aleppo.