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Bashar al-Assad is slowly being brought back into regional diplomatic society
Concerns about Iranian influence spur tentative re-engagement with pariah state
But western intervention has left countries trapped in despotism, making continued instability likely
PBS reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon explores the female-led battles of the Kurds in Syria
Struggles for political freedom in the Arab world bode ill for the global fight against autocracy
Financing must match the challenges the young face in education, protection, health, and hygiene
Smaller countries’ desire to re-engage with Damascus highlights challenge faced by bloc
Coronavirus has made many forget a country that’s slipping further into crisis.
There is no chance of refloating shattered state with the Assad tyranny in place
Amphetamine pills are smuggled into the Gulf in industrial quantities
Activists outraged as Copenhagen says Damascus safe for return
Syria’s coastal areas prospered after supporting the president in wartime, but now sanctions and Covid are straining ties
Evidence points to Assad regime’s responsibility for attack that injured 12, says watchdog
Latest Syria conference comes as bloc struggles to have its voice heard in the region
The story of anti-Assad Syrian activists who established a makeshift reading room celebrates the power of words
President is a centre of instability but a solution could lie in a US deal with Iran
UK freezes assets of 6 Assad allies and bans them from travelling to Britain
Decision in case of ‘jihadi bride’ represents victory for home secretary Priti Patel
Biden orders first military action since taking office in retaliation for attacks in Iraq
Ruling under international law makes legal history and campaigners hope other members of Assad regime will be prosecuted
HTS rebrands itself as the moderate face of Islamist militancy in opposition stronghold Idlib
Analysts are sceptical that, even with US support, oil company can succeed in Kurdish-held area
Activists and revolutionaries reflect on their struggles for reform in the countries they fought to free
Dozens of soldiers reported killed in big bombing raid ahead of Trump’s departure
An immovable stalwart in Bashar al-Assad’s regime