• Published on 6 Mar 2017 Sections

    US-backed Syrian fighters say they’ve cut the main road south from the city of Raqqa, a stronghold of the extremist Islamic State group.

  • Published on 2 Mar 2017 Sections Politics, United States

    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.

  • Published on 23 Feb 2017 Sections UK, World

    The British man who Isis claim carried out a suicide attack in Iraq earlier this week, ‘may have’ used taxpayers’ money to fund his extremist activities, his wife told Channel 4 News.

  • Published on 9 Feb 2017 Sections Politics, UK, World

    We asked the Home Office and a number of Conservative members of the Home Affairs Select Committee to come on the programme but nobody was available. We are joined from Central lobby in parliament by Labour MP Stella Creasy.

  • Published on 9 Feb 2017 Sections Politics, UK, World

    “We cannot withdraw from our long and proud history of helping the most vulnerable.” The words of the Archbishop of Canterbury today on the escalating row over the decision to stop bringing in lone child refugees under the so-called Dubs Amendment. Only 350 of the expected 3000 children have been helped so far – sparking…

  • Published on 7 Feb 2017 Sections Politics, World

    Amnesty International says that up to 13,000 people have been secretly executed in a Syrian jail.

  • Published on 25 Jan 2017 Sections World

    French cameraman Olivier Sarbil spent six weeks with an elite unit of the Iraqi special forces as they fought to recapture the city that fell to IS, also known as Daesh, two and a half years ago.

  • Published on 3 Jan 2017 Sections UK

    A British man has been killed fighting the Islamic State group in Syria.Twenty-year-old Ryan Lock, a former chef  with no military experience, travelled to the country to fight alongside Kurdish militia known as the YPG.

  • Published on 2 Jan 2017 Sections 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 29 Dec 2016 Sections World

    The Syrian army has announced a nationwide ceasefire beginning at midnight tonight – paving the way for talks aimed at ending the conflict.

  • Published on 25 Dec 2016 Sections UK

    They’re out of Aleppo but thousands of Syrian families whose homes have been destroyed are now having to cope with freezing temperatures as the bitter winter sets in. The desire to help – in a very practical way – has fuelled an extraordinary charity initiative which has spiralled into a global campaign.

  • Published on 22 Dec 2016 Sections 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 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 World

    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”.

  • Published on 20 Dec 2016 Sections FactCheck

    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.