According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the conflict's death toll exceeds 220,000, but understanding how and why people are still dying can offer important insight into where the war is headed next. (AFP/File)
April 01, 2015 - 14:09 GMT
Now in its fifth year of conflict, Syria's landscape is unrecognizable and its death toll barely fathomable. But keeping track of who dies and how is more important than ever before.
Officials wait for a meeting with officials from P5+1, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel March 31, 2015 in Lausanne. (AFP/File)
March 31, 2015 - 13:17 GMT
Will disagreements on enrichment research and the pace of lifting sanctions delay a final agreement among P5+1 countries regarding Iran's nuclear program?
Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (R), Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, and members of his delegation attend a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on March 26, 2015, ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP/File)
March 30, 2015 - 09:10 GMT
As Riyadh positions itself to become the regions police force, we must ask ourselves what good has come of Saudi Arabia positioning itself as a major political broker in the past?
Flames and smoke billow from the site of an explosion that hit an arms depot in Yemen's second city of Aden on March 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 29, 2015 - 07:38 GMT
Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen will not lead to a decisive victory; rather, it will only exacerbate the Sunni-Shia rift that plagues the Gulf.
A member of the Yemeni security forces sits on debris at the site of an air strike near Sanaa Airport. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
March 26, 2015 - 17:19 GMT
The conflict echoes across the wider Middle East, bringing into play regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran that have been compared to a "Cold War" scenario.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants parade down a street in downtown Gaza City on August 29, 2014. (AFP/File)
March 25, 2015 - 09:15 GMT
The leader of Islamic Jihad, Khaled al-Batsh, believes Netanyahu's recent victory is the best outcome of the election, as it shows the true "true face" of Israel.
Gabbar left Syria in 1996 for the UK, he said he was shocked by the vigor of the early days of the Syrian uprising in 2011, spearheaded by the nation's new generation. Now he says he's meeting those same young Syrians as paralyzed patients of his. (AFP/File)
March 23, 2015 - 16:00 GMT
Four years on, an ever-deepening Syrian conflict's bringing famed UK spinal surgeon Omar Gabbar back home to Aleppo to answer a cry for help that most international aid agencies haven't dared.
More than 3,000 Tunisians have gone to fight in Syria. (Al Bawaba/File)
March 19, 2015 - 14:10 GMT
The numbers of Tunisians making their way to fight jihad in Syria has now reached more than 3,000.
The figure stood at 215,518 on the conflict’s four-year anniversary on March 15, according to the monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Al Bawaba/Hayat Norimine)
March 17, 2015 - 20:16 GMT
How many people have died so far in the war? Even that depends on who you ask.
March 15th marks the four year anniversary of the Syrian crisis. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
March 15, 2015 - 10:48 GMT
Hanigal Tareq of Syria struggles to cope as she raises her disabled daughter on her own in a foreign country after fleeing the violence in her homeland.
At least 800 children under the age of 18 have been recruited by Daesh, according to the Syrian Human Rights Committee. (Screenshot)
March 13, 2015 - 12:17 GMT
At least 800 children under the age of 18 have been recruited by Daesh, according to the Syrian Human Rights Committee.