Co-founder of Syrian 'White Helmets,' James Le Mesurier, found dead in Turkey
Russian and Syrian governments have long held the White Helmets volunteer rescue group, active in Syria, as dangerous terrorists. James Le Mesurier helped start the group but has now been found dead in Istanbul.
Syria Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations
Wheat growers in northeast Syria battle a blaze in an agricultural field near oil installations in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border as fires have ravaged through vital wheat fields in the latest of such blazes nationwide.
Helping the devastated Syrian city of Raqqa recover
US planes and militias on the ground fought for months to drive the self-styled Islamic State out of Raqqa. But the liberated city now lies in ruins. While the US has been providing aid for its stabilization, much more is needed to rebuild the city.
Syrian state media denies blasts were Israeli strikes
Syrian state media say loud blasts from an airbase were from an explosion at an ammunitions dump caused by an electrical problem, but an official in the regional alliance backing Damascus says they were from Israeli strikes.
Russia puts pets at centre of spy row
The investigation into the attempted poisoning of a former Russian spy have taken an unexpected turn. Russia demanded information about the pets kept at Sergei Skripal's home, only to discover they had perished. It's adding fuel to the conspiracy theories. Plus, the Syrian exile keeping memories of her hometown, Raqqa, alive through social media.
Video: Inside the Kurdish courts trying IS group militants
The long and gruesome war that the Kurds have waged against the Islamic State (IS) group has not only left thousands dead but also produced many prisoners. For the first time, a TV crew has been allowed inside the Kurdish courts, where judges following Kurdish laws try the jihadists behind some of the atrocities perpetrated against Syrian civilians and the Yazidi community.
Mass destruction in Deir al-Zor after Syrian gov't declares victory over IS
Mass destruction in Deir al-Zor after Syrian gov't declares victory over IS.
Assad meets Syria's soccer team, including former dissidents
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was filmed with former dissidents as he met the country's soccer team upon their return from the World Cup qualifiers.