Bashar al-Assad

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Denmark strips Syrian refugees of residency permits and says it is safe to go home
Government denies renewal of temporary residency status from about 189 Syrians

Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent

14, Apr, 2021 @3:22 PM

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Is Myanmar the new Syria? Rising violence threatens a repeat tragedy
As ethnic militias back the popular uprising and refugees flee the country, the similarities with Syria are deeply disturbing

Simon Tisdall

04, Apr, 2021 @5:15 AM

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The Observer view on bringing Assad to justice after a decade of war in Syria | Observer editorial
An international tribunal is the best way to deliver a reckoning for the dictator’s devastation he has wrought on his country

Observer editorial

21, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK imposes sanctions on six senior Syria regime figures
Fresh sanctions come on 10th anniversary of start of uprising against Bashar al-Assad

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

15, Mar, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Asma al-Assad risks loss of British citizenship as she faces possible terror charges
It is alleged Bashar al-Assad’s wife’s support of Syrian army implicates her in its crimes

Michael Safi and Martin Chulov

14, Mar, 2021 @2:20 PM

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Red Line by Joby Warrick review – Syria, spies… and sarin
The story of how the US failed in its mission to eradicate chemical weapons in Syria is bleak but engrossing

Ian Black

08, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Ten grim lessons from a decade of war in Syria
The legacies of the toxic conflict are global, pernicious and ongoing

Simon Tisdall

07, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Displaced Syrians face losing homes to new government fines
Amendment to conscription law means those who have not served must pay £5,700 or have assets seized

Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent and Hussein Akoush

05, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the crimes of Assad’s regime: slow, uncertain justice | Editorial
Editorial: The conviction of an intelligence official in Germany marks the end of impunity – but will more senior figures be held accountable?


25, Feb, 2021 @6:49 PM

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Germany convicts former Assad regime agent in historic Syria torture verdict
Eyad al-Gharib found guilty of aiding and abetting a crime against humanity

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

24, Feb, 2021 @11:49 AM

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Businessmen with ties to Assad linked to Beirut port blast cargo
Revelations about London company reinforce suspicions that Beirut, and not Mozambique, was intended destination of ammonium nitrate

Martin Chulov in Beirut

15, Jan, 2021 @3:00 AM

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Syrian detainees' families forced to pay huge bribes to corrupt officials - report
Report says arrest and extortion of Syrian population is major source of funding for Assad regime

Joshua Surtees

04, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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