Bashar Assad

As Syria's national conflict enters its fourth year, we take a look at some recent pictures showing life in the embattled
The main strategic priority for the US is not the Islamic State but Iran, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush said on
The world may be gripped by the horrors perpetrated by the Islamic State group, but a wider bloodbath provoked by Syria's
An average of 208 people were killed each day last year in Syria's civil war, it has been reported, as the war is about to
If Europe wishes to find a solution for the problems of the Middle East, it needs to correct a number of misconceptions about Syria. Most importantly, it needs to realise that the key threat is not ISIS but the Assad regime, both of which are engaged with a fight to the death with Europe's only possible ally: the rebels.
A heartbreaking video appearing to show a Syrian boy running through sniper fire to save a young girl pricked the tear ducts
Not only is Jund's position indicative of its indignation towards SRF's questionable practices, but it's also a sign that US intervention is pushing other forces, whose goal was Assad, to take more hard line positions.
Contrary to the desires and interests of regional governments, arming and helping the Kurds to fight ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) in Kobane may be the trigger for the birth of a new nation - Kurdistan. No country in the region wants that but this will be one of the unintended consequences of the break up of Syria and the emergence of ISIL.
Allying with Assad would be worse than poor strategy; it would be morally unacceptable to anyone with an ounce of decency, and to anyone with the slightest stake in identifying and punishing his crimes.
Just over seven months ago, activist, human rights champion and former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg was arrested, arrested on the basis that during a trip to Syria he had facilitated terrorism (or so they said). Now two seasons later and just as his trial was set to begin he's been released with all charges levelled against him dropped.