Syria

 
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
The Tabqa Dam in northern Syria brings green and life to an area that would otherwise be a desert. Its water supplies about five million people and...
US-Russia relations in deep freeze?
US-Russia relations in deep freeze?
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Wednesday. The spike...
Erdogan blames 'murderer Assad' for suspected Syria chemical attack
Erdogan blames 'murderer Assad' for suspected Syria chemical attack
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday blamed the Syrian government for a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of...
Shiraaz Mohamed's family distances itself from NGO's deal claim
Shiraaz Mohamed's family distances itself from NGO's deal claim
The family of missing South African photojournalist, Shiraaz Mohamed, have broken their silence, expressing concerns over claims made by a Cape...
One month later the search in Syria for photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed continues
One month later the search in Syria for photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed continues
It’s been almost a month since Johannesburg-based photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed disappeared in Syria while travelling with the disaster relief organisation, Gift of the Givers Foundation. ...
​Ravaged Aleppo shows off its wounds
​Ravaged Aleppo shows off its wounds
Hundreds of Syrians took a train through battle-scarred east Aleppo on Thursday as services resumed for the first time after four years of...
​The law is hostile to a desperate Syrian teen and Swedish journalist
​The law is hostile to a desperate Syrian teen and Swedish journalist
"Take me with you!” pleads Abed, a teenage Syrian migrant. Swedish journalist Fredri Önnevall is stunned but, after wrestling with his conscience, agrees. This week he goes on trial for human trafficking....
The weekly pop sack: Paved with good intentions
The weekly pop sack: Paved with good intentions
OPINIONDespite trying to hang on to holiday memories and maintain a view of the world through purple-tinted sunglasses, it’s disappointingly clear that the world is in serious need of some TLC. We are in need of those famous sprinklings of magic from #SaltBae himself. The...
Timeline: The kidnapping of Shiraaz Mohamed in Syria
Timeline: The kidnapping of Shiraaz Mohamed in Syria
It has been one week since South African photographer Shiraaz Mohamed (38) was captured in northern Syria near the Turkish border. Mohamed, who was...
Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara gallery
Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara gallery
The Russian ambassador to Ankara was shot in the back and killed while giving a speech at an art gallery on Monday. Turkish security sources said...
Red Cross expects to evacuate 2 000 from Aleppo
Red Cross expects to evacuate 2 000 from Aleppo
Close to 1 000 civilians and 26 wounded, including several children, were evacuated from east Aleppo on Thursday, in an operation the International...
​Aleppo victory won’t end Syrian war, says al-Assad
​Aleppo victory won’t end Syrian war, says al-Assad
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a victory for his army in the city of Aleppo would be a “huge step” towards ending the country’s...

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