• 26 Jun 2017

    The Iraqi army says the battle to liberate Mosul from Islamic State militants will be over in just a “few days”. Despite a desperate counter-attack of suicide bombings, IS fighters are now thought to number just a few hundred and are holed up in a small area of the old city. Over the border in…

  • 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.

  • 29 May 2017

    President Macron may be fresh to the job but he has wasted no time in availing himself of all the grand stage craft of the French Presidency to impress his guests. Today he hosted Vladimir Putin in Versaille. With deep disagreements over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine – as well as allegations of Russian…

  • 26 May 2017

    The US military has revealed that it killed three senior Islamic State officials in attacks this month. Contrary to what Jeremy Corbyn has said, a senior US Colonel has told Channel 4 News that in Iraq and Syria the war on terror is working. But as the noose tightens around IS strongholds, the number of…

  • 19 May 2017

    Air Force One is about to take off tonight, carrying Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia on his first trip overseas since he became President – for a summit in Saudi Arabia with Arab and Muslim leaders. Iran won’t be there, though, nor its close ally Syria. Today relations were complicated still further, as the Syrians…

  • 19 May 2017

    Another attempt to broker peace in Syria began in Geneva this week. The Syrian regime and opposition forces agreed four main de-escalation zones in the north. Despite this ‘”truce”, though, there hasn’t been an end to the fighting and killing. There were reportedly more than 200 civilian casualties during last week’s ceasefire alone – half…

  • 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.

  • 14 Apr 2017

    After months of delays, an evacuation deal between the Syrian regime and the rebel opposition to swap residents of four besieged villages is underway.

  • 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”.

  • 12 Apr 2017

    When the spokesman becomes the headline it’s never a good idea. Today White House spokesman Sean Spicer admitted he had “screwed up” – by saying Adolf Hitler had never used chemical weapons “against his own people”, like Syria’s president Assad.

  • 12 Apr 2017

    Interview with the political commentator and Trump supporter, Scottie Nell Hughes.

  • 12 Apr 2017

    Vladimir Putin once gave the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson a medal. Today on TV the Russian President gave America an earful – accusing it of illegal military action against Syria and saying NATO allies – like Britain – are acting like nodding Bobbleheads.

  • 11 Apr 2017

    Republican commentator Ann Coulter, a long-time supporter of President Trump but a critic of the air strikes he launched in Syria, and Dr Jan Halper-Hayes, an adviser to the President’s administration who supports the strikes.