Syria: Will Germany indict Bashar Assad for war crimes?
13 December 2020 | 11:14 am
German federal prosecutors are investigating allegations of chemical warfare in Syria. DW and Der Spiegel gained exclusive access to witnesses and confidential reports detailing evidence in this landmark inquiry.
19 Apr 2021
Syria will hold a presidential election on May 26, announces parliament speaker Hamouda Sabbagh, likely to keep in power President Bashar al-Assad, in a country devastated by a decade of war.
23 Apr 2021
Israel has said it attacked Syrian targets in retaliation to a missile that fell near the Dimona nuclear reactor. The reports came as tensions between Israel and Iran have been heightened.
9 May 2021
When the Syrian uprising began in 2011, few would have guessed that it would become one of the bloodiest conflicts of our time. Ten years on, our reporters returned to the northeastern city of Idlib. It's the only Syrian city not yet under government control, but where thousands of families are anxiously awaiting to learn the fate of loved ones who have disappeared. By crosschecking photographs with witness statements, an aid group tries to help them identify their missing family members.
8 May 2021
Syrian state-run media says explosions near the Mediterranean port city of Latakia were caused by air defenses engaging "enemy targets." Syria says one civilian has died and six are wounded.
26 May 2021
People across Syria are voting in a presidential election in which few doubt Bashar al-Assad will extend his grip on power for a fourth term, in a war-battered country mired in economic crisis.
29 Jun 2021
The US Central Command releases aerial footage showing US strikes on three positions along the Syria-Iraq border. At least seven fighters belonging to Iran-backed armed groups were killed, sparking immediate calls for revenge and fears of a new escalation between Washington and Tehran.
9 Jul 2021
A number of rocket attacks have been carried out against US military and diplomatic targets. According to the extremist monitoring group SITE, they were carried out by pro-Iranian militias.
24 Jul 2021
The disappearance of Razan Zaitouneh and her colleagues has been one of the greatest mysteries of the Syrian war — until today. DW's investigative unit hunted clues across six countries to track down the perpetrators.
30 Jul 2021
Those targeted include an armed group that killed a Kurdish politician and eight individuals tied to the Syrian government and President Bashar Assad.
9 Sep 2021
Limited electricity supply is hampering Syria's industrial revivial, as manufacturing grinds to a halt at 6pm in the former economic hub of Aleppo.
18 Sep 2021
The Syrian province of Idlib, one of the last remaining rebel strongholds in the country's north, is experiencing a new wave of Covid-19 infections, driven by the more contagious Delta variant. This comes as the regime intensifies bombings in the region, putting local hospitals under even greater pressure. We take a closer look.
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A renounced Al Jazeera journalist was killed last week during an Israeli raid in the West Bank. Shireen Abu Akhleh was wearing a flak jacket with the word "press" clearly marked. Israelis and Palestinians have traded blame over who fired the fatal shot, while Israel has opened an investigation into heavy-handed police tactics used during Abu Akleh's funeral procession, which almost caused her coffin to fall to the ground. We get analysis with Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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