Foreign fighters a worry as IS struggles to survive

International counterterror groups are putting huge efforts into naming, counting, tracking IS foreign fighters.

Over half Syrian refugees in Lebanon live in 'extreme poverty'

Syria Kurds fear US ally will desert them after IS defeat

US-led air strikes kill 23 civilians in Syria

UN envoy urges Putin to press Assad for elections

Erdogan urges world to recognise Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

US skeptical about Putin's declaration of military victory in Syria

IS nears total defeat in Syria

Russia begins partial withdrawal from Syria

Russia weary of returning IS jihadists before World Cup, election

Pentagon skeptical about Russia's Syria pullout claims

EU says Syria war ‘ongoing’ despite Russia pullout

Integrating Syrians in Turkey carries implications

US opinion views Muslims and Arabs more favourably but political affiliation makes a difference

Putin orders withdrawal of ‘significant’ amount of troops from Syria

Putin to meet with Sisi in Cairo

Israel’s Syrian air strikes risk renewing escalation as Iran expands presence in Golan

Syria’s justice system: ‘working without a written law'

Putin to visit Turkey for talks on Jerusalem, Syria

Protests sweep Muslim world over Jerusalem

UN says Syrian males caught in ‘vicious cycle’ of sex abuse

Russia says mission to defeat IS in Syria ‘accomplished’

World condemns Trump Jerusalem announcement

Syrian opposition pressured into accepting Assad

Hamas leaders calls for new Palestinian uprising against Israel

Syria government to return to Geneva talks Sunday

Lafarge ex-CEO quizzed over financing Syria jihadists

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Award-winning Syrian teen pleads for 'a chance to prove ourselves'

Syrian government says ‘no decision’ on attending Geneva talks

Bus bomb kills eight in Syria government-held Homs

Syrian sentenced to death in Jordan for 2016 ‘terrorist’ attack

Iran’s growing power could be explosive

Syrian, Russian jets bomb residential areas in eastern Ghouta

Is lack of economic freedom holding the Arab world back?

Syrian Kurdish militia clears IS from key territory

Syria army intercepts Israel missiles near Damascus

Kurds vote in second phase of north Syria polling

Syria regime may not return to Geneva

Over 400 US Marines being withdrawn from Syria


Squash proves unusual godsend for displaced Syrian girl

Young Syrian girl living in Jordan camp picks up squash racquet thanks to US charity, dreams of becoming world champion.

Syrian refugee bridges divides in Milan

Hamadi reaches out to visitors across cultural divide in troubled era as guide shows off some of Milan's most sumptuous frescoes to tourists.

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.