How Raqa recapture affects complex Syrian war

While city's capture by US-backed force could be seen as embarrassing to Syrian regime, Raqa's strategic importance is minimal compared to neighbouring Deir Ezzor.

SDF hails 'historic victory' against IS in Raqa

Iranian military chief visits frontline near Syria's Aleppo

G7, tech giants meet to tackle terror online

Syrian general accused of journalist deaths killed in Deir Ezzor

Raqa liberators ready for civilian handover, on to next battle

Next round of Syria talks at end October

Female commander more than just poster girl for Raqa victory

Wanted Dead: France's approach to IS jihadists

Fate of IS fighters in Raqa uncertain

Turkish Red Crescent concerned by Idlib humanitarian ‘drama’

Ghost city Raqa scanned for survivors, bombs

Qatar says Gulf crisis hindering fight against IS

IS territory down to almost 10% of 2014 ‘caliphate’

Over 3000 civilians flee Raqa under deal with jihadists

Ideology and objectives clash at Deir Ezzor

Netanyahu presses Russian defence minister on Iran

US-backed forces announce Raqa recapture

US-backed forces retake Raqa state hospital

Batteries, tape to thank for defeating jihadists in Raqa

Israel strikes Syrian anti-aircraft battery in response to shots

Last days of Raqa battles ‘toughest fighting yet’

IS fighters surrender as defeat in Raqa nears

Turkey deploys troops to Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Talks on Raqa civilian exit halted

Syrian forces retake part of Mayadeen from IS fighters

Suicide attack near Damascus police station

Syrian opposition filmmaker stabbed in Istanbul

Talks to let civilians leave IS-held Raqa

Israeli minister says Syria, Lebanon would unite if new war broke out

Jordan says has spent $10 billion hosting Syrian refugees

Turkey says Idlib operation will prevent migrant surge

Russian military jet crashes on takeoff in Syria

Russia accuses US of pretending to fight IS in Syria, Iraq

Turkish forces exchange fire with Syria jihadists

Syrian coalition forces hunt fleeing jihadists

Russia says kills 180 jihadists in Syria, claims al-Shishani's death

Air strikes kill at least 13 civilians in Syria's Khan Sheikhun

Probe reveals murky ties between French cement maker, jihadists in Syria

Syrian army nears IS-held Mayadeen


Arab craft glitters through generations in Columbia

Arab tradition of crafting fine jewellery taught to Spaniards which took it to isolated Mompox where generations of goldsmiths maintain ancient method.

Lisbon’s first Syrian restaurant shows appetite for integration

Syrian refugees open Mezze restaurant in Portuguese capital as result of fundraising drive initiated by former journalist.

Syria World Cup dream ends in Sydney

Tim Cahill’s extra time winner ends Syria’s dream run despite huge drama in game’s dying seconds as Soma's freekick struck woodwork.

World Cup dream brings hope, divisions to war-ravaged Syria

Major underdogs Syria take on Australia in bid to qualify for next year’s World Cup but team is causing divisions at home by supporting ‘criminal’ Assad.

Syria’s late equaliser sets up knife-edge World Cup play-off

Omar al-Soma’s 84th minute penalty keeps Syria’s World Cup hopes alive, sets up nerve-wracking second leg in Sydney next week.

Syrian refugees find opportunity at Jordan job fair

EU-funded job fair at Zaatari Camp in Jordan provides vital lifeline for displaced Syrians living in ‘very hard’ conditions.

Urgent action needed for water sustainability in MENA

More than 60% of Middle East and North African region’s population lives in areas with high or very high water stress.

Syria’s displaced plan Raqa return

Syrians dream of walking through Raqa streets in make-up, listening to music once hometown is liberated from jihadists.

From fleeing Syria to dazzling Merkel in the kitchen

Jazmati runs thriving catering company with husband in Berlin following perilous journey to Germany from war-ravaged Syria.

Kurds: one stateless people across four countries

Kurdish ambitions of unified nation are seen as threat to main host countries.

Raqa activists turn into war reporters

Syrian activists have become impromptu war reporters, covering US-backed assault on their city from ground.