US issues new Syria sanctions over rights abuses in prisons
Those targeted include an armed group that killed a Kurdish politician and eight individuals tied to the Syrian government and President Bashar Assad.
Exclusive: How Syria's hard-line rebels turned against a human rights activist
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.
Syrian athletes train twice as hard for Olympics due to COVID-19 restrictions, sanctions
Syrian weightlifter Maan Asaad and high jumper Majd Eddin Ghazal are preparing to participate in the Tokyo Olympics after a 2 year hiatus from competing internationally because of COVID-19. The lack of international participation has impacted Maan according to his brother and trainer, Qays.
US forces, allies face rocket attacks in Iraq and Syria
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.
Syrian refugee swimmer sets sights on Tokyo Paralympics
Diving into the pool at the Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre, Ibrahim Al Hussein is a natural. The swimmer is aiming for Tokyo this summer, a journey that has been far from simple. Originally from Syria, Ibrahim lost his leg and had a metal rod inserted into the other. Ever since, he's been on a mission to turn his life around.
Syria: Searching for Idlib’s lost ones
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.
Syria claims it intercepted Israeli airstrikes in Latakia
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.
Syria to hold presidential vote on May 26
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.
The faces of Syria: Looking beyond the prism of war
Syria is a country often seen through the lens of conflict. Indeed, a decade into the war, the crisis remains a living nightmare for Syrians in and out of the country. Many are craving a break from the constant stream of negative news. Two authors, Rana Haddad and Alfred de Montesquiou, are trying to do just that, albeit it from two very different perspectives. They joined us on Middle East Matters to tell us more.