It constitutes a systematic strategy whereby forced disappearances are used to intimidate society and fund the regime, report says.
Iran has managed to entrench itself in Syria and is fast becoming an immovable force in the country.
The son of Bashar al Assad’s cousin, Sulaiman al Assad, has been released after four years of his 20-year sentence. He was imprisoned for killing a decorated colonel in Assad's air force.
President-elect Joe Biden's Syria policy could become proactive, but first, they would need to undo the Trump administration's mistakes.
The US embassy in Baghdad was attacked by pro-Iranian forces; President Donald Trump has plans to designate Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen as a terror group.
The Assad regime organises a ‘premature’ refugee conference as conditions for repatriation continue to be alarming for many displaced Syrians.
Russia and Turkey face each other on opposing sides over several fronts across Eurasia, from Libya to Syria, and now Azerbaijan, too. Experts say Moscow is hitting Syria's Idlib to gain leverage against Ankara.
Moscow will pay each fighter $2,000 per month to join warlord Khalifa Haftar for 5 months, local sources say.
How a Syrian-Canadian professor of international relations and Mid East politics navigated the Assad regime's schizophrenic attitude toward social media.
An April report by a new investigations team at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons found the Syrian regime air force used sarin gas and chlorine on the village of Lataminah in March 2017.
Iran is gradually reducing its presence in the Middle East in the face of Israeli attacks and an economic crisis triggered by the pandemic and sanctions.
Recently, the US suggested that Assad does not necessarily have to go. Nonetheless, experts say it is still too early to ascertain whether the West's attitude towards the regime has changed.
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