• 10 May 2018

    President Trump has claimed that Iran is the world’s “leading state sponsor of terror”. But is that fair? Before he became president, Trump said the “world’s biggest funder of terrorism” was Saudi Arabia – not Iran. So is his latest claim is just political rhetoric?

  • 20 Apr 2018

    President Assad’s government has been accused of launching a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian town of Douma. But Russia claims the attack was faked by Britain and anti-Assad rebels. FactCheck examines the evidence.

  • 18 Apr 2018

    Jeremy Corbyn is calling for a War Powers Act to require the government to get parliamentary approval before military interventions. But would it actually achieve the accountability Labour want?

  • 12 Apr 2018

    I’m joined by the Washington Post’s Associate Editor and columnist David Ignatius.

  • 12 Apr 2018

    As so often in these turbulent days here in Washington, Trump’s tweets serve to confuse the issue. Never truer than tonight over what America intends to do in responding to Syria’s apparent use of chemical weapons. Kylie Morris has been to Capitol Hill where senators have been questioning what they say is a lack of…

  • 12 Apr 2018

    I’m joined by the Father of the House of Commons, Ken Clarke, a former Chancellor and Home Secretary.

  • 12 Apr 2018

    Theresa May’s cabinet spent more than two hours this afternoon in a special meeting to discuss military strikes against President Assad’s forces. Ministers are expected to back her plan for the UK to join action threatened by the United States and its allies. But opposition parties have demanded that Parliament be recalled so MPs have…

  • 8 Apr 2018

    Syrian activists say at least 40 people have been killed in a poison gas attack on Douma – the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus… rescue teams described finding families suffocated in their homes. Relief workers in the town said hundreds more people had been brought into clinics, with symptoms…

  • 8 Mar 2018

    The Syrian army says it’s on the verge of cutting through the surrounded, rebel-held area of east Ghouta near the capital Damascus. According to human rights groups, more than 900 civilians have been killed there in the last 18 days and the Red Cross has held back an aid convoy because of the intense fighting.…

  • 24 Feb 2018

    “Today we’ll see if Russia has a conscience” declared the US Ambassador to the UN this evening. All the while Syria has been pounding eastern Ghouta with warplanes and artillery guns. Activists and rescuers say around forty-one people have been killed today, taking the total this week to over 500. Warning: this report contains distressing…

  • 21 Dec 2017

    It’s a year since rebels lost the city of Aleppo to Syrian and Russian forces – a turning point in the war, and a decisive win for President Assad. This programme reported extensively from inside the besieged city with reports by filmmaker Waad Al-Khateab – but it was the fate of one man – who…

  • 27 Nov 2017

    They are under siege. They are under constant bombardment. Now shocking new pictures reveal the agony of life in the Damascus suburb of east Ghouta, under government blockade, where activists say 19 civilians died in a wave of attacks by Syrian forces yesterday. Rebels fired several mortars into a Damascus neighbourhood in response.

  • 23 Nov 2017

    When it comes to Syria, Russia has been doing a great deal of diplomatic leg work in recent days, meeting with Iran and Turkey to broker a post-conflict settlement. Today, a top Russian general said Russia was likely to reduce troop numbers in Syria. But the Russians and the Syrian regime also seem in a…

  • 9 Nov 2017

    The UN’s humanitarian advisor on Syria has warned of a “complete catastrophe”  and a return to “the bleakest days of this conflict”,  as the regime refuses to let hundreds of injured women and children leave an area it is bombing. The UN advisor, Jan Egeland, said around 400 people needed urgent medical evacuation from Eastern…

  • 3 Nov 2017

    The Syrian army says it has recaptured the strategic city of Deir al-Zour. The city had been held by the extremist Islamic State group for the last three years and was its last major position in Syria after recently losing control of Raqqa. Iraqi forces say they’ve also seized control of a crucial border crossing…