As ceasefire sits on the brink of collapse, MPs’ report paints a damning picture of Britain’s bombing campaign
Despite 10 months of negotiations between the US and Russia, the two biggest players in the Syrian conflict, the ceasefire is close to unravelling
US-led coalition forces say raid against Isis may have unintentionally hit government troops - in a blow to the recent ceasefire
The Turks don’t want a Kurdish mini-state on their frontier any more than the Syrians want to lose territory to the Kurds
There are no ‘good guys’ among the Syrian warlords yet, despite all the evidence, we want to find them. It's time to stop lying to the people of the Middle East
To Assad, Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra are strategic assets. These terrorist groups allow Assad to portray himself as the lesser of two evils, urging the world to back him in the fight against terrorism. Such a policy ignores the majority of Syrians, who do not want to be ruled by either Assad or extremist groups
In a military prison in Damascus, a 34-year old Muslim who wanted to be an Islamist fighter breaks down in tears as he tells us how he lied to his wife. Another man tells me his life is so framed by war that his biggest fear is peace
Lebanese banks are the only institutions who know how to open enough letters of credit to fund Syria’s reconstruction materials: so rebuilding Syria means big profits for them.
The supposed ceasefire is a fantasy – the surprise was to have Assad say so quite so quickly
A less ambitious strategy might pay higher dividends: specifically, supporting the rebels in their quest for ceasefires
The claim by a veteran investigative reporter suggests activity is at odds with official US policy
The UN ambassador says the country has concerns about airstrikes on Homs and Hama 'where Isis forces are not present'