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Western powers seek condemnation of Syria over sarin attacks

07 July, 2020

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) executive council is pushing to take action against Damascus for breaching the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Lebanon's rising power cuts add to economic crisis

07 July, 2020

Lebanon is experiencing a serious economic crisis offset by power cuts and austerity.

UN vote seeks to authorise cross-border aid to Syria

07 July, 2020

Aid groups are urging Russia to rethink its position, as Syria cracks under the pressure of its civil war.

Turkey holds nearly 300 migrants bound for Europe

07 July, 2020

Turkey's coast guard intercepted a tanker carrying 276 migrants on their way to Greece.

Two killed in latest mysterious explosion to hit Iran

07 July, 2020

A number of factories and sensitive sites in Iran have been hit by mysterious fires and explosions in recent weeks, sparking speculation that the country is under attack.

US killing of Qassem Soleimani 'unlawful', says UN expert

07 July, 2020

A UN expert found the US' killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani to be in contravention of international law.

'High probability' Greece killed Syrian refugee at border: investigation

06 July, 2020

Athens is accused of killing at least two migrants after thousands of asylum seekers gathered at its border with Turkey in March.

Israel behind blast at Iran nuclear site, official claims

06 July, 2020

Israel's defence minister has said the country is not 'necessarily behind every mysterious incident targeting nuclear and military sites in Iran.

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

06 July, 2020

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

06 July, 2020

Anguished relatives are poring over photos of torture victims from Syrian prisons, posted online by activists after the US imposed new sanctions on the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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