Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday gave the most direct indication of a military offensive since Ankara and Washington decided to establish a "safe zone" in the region.
As children around the world start a new school year, for children in Idlib province the risks involved in going to school are increasing.
Air strikes carried out by US-led coalition forces killed and wounded many civilians, UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria's report said, adding raids by the SDF, backed by coalition gunships, also apparently violated international law.
Israel has been increasingly open about carrying out air strikes in Syria with an election looming in April as it tries to counter Iran's support of Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad.
Russia and Iran have cooperated for years to ensure the survival of Bashar al Assad's regime in Syria but as the war winds down, are the two countries competing for a different future in Syria?
Syrian refugees are heading back from Lebanon in very low numbers. Many are exhausted with the UN and the dehumanising living conditions in Lebanon, forcing them to risk their lives. But their fate is still a mystery in Assad’s Syria.
Syrian military positions were targeted early on Thursday after an unmanned drone entered Israeli airspace from Syria the day before.
Both the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Syria's opposition said the air strikes were carried out by Russian war planes.
The southwest, bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, is one of the remaining parts of Syria still outside the control of the state after seven years of conflict.
The weaponisation of propaganda on Syria has gone from a cottage industry to a mainstream scourge. Does the propaganda enable the Assad regime's crimes?
Syrian regime media first reported that missiles were fired at the Shayrat air base near Homs and an air base in the capital Damascus. However state TV later said a false alarm had triggered air defence systems, and there was no attack.
UN human rights chief says the Syrian regime's five-year siege of the Damascus suburbs of eastern Ghouta included the use of chemical weapons and starvation. UNHCR says almost 50,000 have fled the enclave in recent days.
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