Turkey ramps up assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Turkey turned up the heat on Syria’s Afrin on Wednesday, as pro-Ankara forces bombarded the ......

‘Tremendous battles’ still loom in Syria, says UN adviser Egeland

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Syria could see “tremendous battles” for two remaining rebel enclaves even once a ......

Erdogan hopes Afrin will be ‘totally encircled’ by evening

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes Turkish forces will have completely encircled Afrin by ......

The Kurds have been sacrificed

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Christian Chesnot is grand reporter at Radio France in Paris in charge of the Middle East affairs. He has been based as correspondent in Cairo and Amman. He has written several books on Palestine, Iraq, Syria and the Gulf. Chesnot tweets @cchesnot.


Syria’s Afrin cut off from water as civilians ‘exit through special corridor’

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Turkish bombing raids killed 10 fighters loyal to the Syrian government on Wednesday at a checkpoint ......

Turkey’s Erdogan says Syria’s Afrin town under siege, entry imminent

Friday, 09 March 2018

Turkey’s military and its rebel allies have besieged the northern Syrian town of Afrin and ......

Syria aid convoy on hold after Assad forces split the enclave in two

Thursday, 08 March 2018

A top UN aid official appealed to the Syrian government and its Russian backers for a cessation of ......

Cold War-like conflicts in the region and the Arab dilemma

Sunday, 04 March 2018

Radwan al Sayed is a Lebanese thinker and writer who attained a bachelor degree from the Faculty of Theology at al-Azhar University and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tübingen in Germany. He has been a scholar of Islamic studies for decades and is the former editor-in-chief of the quarterly al-Ijtihad magazine. Radwan is also the author of many books and has written for Arab dailies such as al-Ittihad, al-Hayat and ash-Sharq al-Awsat.


Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria, 13 wounded

Friday, 02 March 2018

Turkey suffered heavy losses on Thursday during its offensive against a Kurdish militia in northwest ......

At least 17 dead as Turkish jets attack pro-government forces in Afrin

Friday, 02 March 2018

Turkish warplanes attacked pro-Syrian government forces overnight, killing at least 17 people in a ......

Aid convoy arrives in Syria’s Afrin

Thursday, 01 March 2018

An aid convoy carrying humanitarian supplies for 50,000 displaced people has arrived in Afrin in ......

Turkey shells Syrian pro-regime forces in Afrin

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Turkey fired at Syrian pro-regime forces as they entered Tuesday the Kurdish-controlled enclave of ......

Turkey says unclear whether Syrian government forces will enter Afrin

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Syrian government forces have yet to enter the Afrin region and it was unclear if they would, ......

Erdogan says Turkey will lay siege to Syria’s Afrin in coming days

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Turkey will lay siege to Afrin in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday a ......

Turkey welcomes Syrian forces entering Afrin

Monday, 19 February 2018

Militias allied to the Syrian government will enter the Afrin region, Syrian media reported on ......