• 5 Jan 2019

    He left everything behind when he fled the Syrian war. 24 year old Eid Aljazairili couldn’t even swim when he made the risky journey by boat across the Mediterranean – finally reaching the UK where he was granted asylum. He soon realised he had a passion – and rare gift – for swimming – and…

  • 12 Sep 2017

    We report from Raqqa: It was the capital of their self-styled caliphate for three years, the base from where the Islamic State terrorised the Middle East and planned violent atrocities across Europe. But now Isis may finally be about to be drivenĀ out.

  • 12 Sep 2017

    Syria’s agony: Inside Raqqa – the bitter fight to defeat Islamic state.

  • 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.

  • 10 Apr 2017

    Kassem Eid, the survivor of a Syrian Government sarin gas attack in Damascus in 2013.

  • 9 Apr 2017

    In a deliberate echo of presidential phrases, Russia, Iran and Hezbollah today issued a joint statement condemning the US missile strike on Syria as having crossed “a red line”.

  • 9 Apr 2017

    “You’ve crossed a red line, we’ll respond to any aggression” – the Russian, Iranian and Syrian alliance reacts to Donald Trump’s cruise missiles.

  • 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

    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.

  • 30 Mar 2017

    A Briton who was a leading developer of the online currency Bitcoin and projected as a future billionaire, has been under police investigation for going to Syria to fight against the Islamic State group.

  • 2 Mar 2017

    The photographs of her 3-year-old nephew – his body washed up on a Turkish beach – became a symbol of the plight of Syrian refugees around the world.

  • 20 Dec 2016

    Russia, Iran and Turkey say they’re ready to broker a deal to end the Syrian war after talks in Moscow held without the United States or the UN. The meeting went ahead despite yesterday’s assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey by an off-duty police officer who shouted “don’t forget Aleppo”.