Syrian president Bashar al-Assad (AFP/File)
October 22, 2016 - 16:46 GMT
Foreign Policy reports that a staffer for Congressman Doug Lamborn asked about popping the Syrian president during a meeting.
A verdict is not expected before April 2017. (AFP/File)
October 22, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The suspect allegedly participated in the abduction on February 17, 2013 and was "involved in guarding the kidnapped victim (a Canadian lawyer) between March and June 2013".
Syrian refugees walk on their way back to the Syrian city of Jarabulus on September 7, 2016. (AFP/File)
October 22, 2016 - 11:53 GMT
Many displaced Syrians are heading to the newly-freed, half-shattered town of Jarablus, which has become a symbol of Turkey's intervention in the Syrian war. But it is far from clear what awaits them there, and whether the nascent buffer zone is sustainable.
A bombed out neighborhood in east Aleppo (AFP/File)
October 21, 2016 - 21:26 GMT
Images surface of escape routes given to east Aleppans from the regime.
Smoke rises from reported opposition fire from buildings in an eastern government-held neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on October 20, 2016 as clashes erupted in an area designated as a humanitarian corridor for civilians to leave the embattles city, an AFP journalist said, despite an announced pause in the Syrian army's Russian-backed offensive. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
October 21, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Russia has told the UN it will stop bombing rebel-held eastern Aleppo for 11 hours a day over the next four days.
Syrian boys stand next to an Arab Red Crescent lorry carrying humanitarian aid in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus, on October 19, 2016. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
October 21, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Continued shelling from both sides casts doubt on the 'humanitarian pause' in fighting that was supposed to take place.
The YPG is part of the US-backed SDF group  (AFP/File)
October 20, 2016 - 19:08 GMT
Turkey bombs YPG in Syria, revealing complexities of international relations
Passport fraud is more commonplace than one might expect. (
October 20, 2016 - 18:17 GMT
Passport fraud could sweeping the globe faster than Syrian refugees are fleeing; in fact, the practice is not limited to the Syrian refugee community but is also the preserve shady business oligarchs.
Five-year-old wounded Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh sits alone in the back of an ambulance in Aleppo. (Twitter)
October 20, 2016 - 15:11 GMT
"None of these incidents were true. You can have it manipulated and it is manipulated," Assad said. "This is a false picture, not a real one."
Turkish tanks are seen during a military operation in Jarabulus in northern Syria. (AFP/File)
October 20, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Turkey launched an unprecedented military operation in northern Syria on August 24, sending tanks and striking extremist targets along with Kurdish groups seen by the West as an effective force in combatting Daesh.
The Lebanese army is seen on patrol in the border town of Arsal. (AFP/File)
October 20, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
The shipment was in support of Lebanon's continued fight against Daesh and other militant groups operating in the country and on its border with Syria.
Syrian rebel fighters and their families arrive on the outskirts of Idlib, bordering the Hama province, following their evacuation from Qudssaya and al-Hamah, rebel-held neighbourhoods of the Syrian capital, on October 14, 2016. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
October 20, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Few civilians appear to be leaving Aleppo, too, whether because they are unable to find a safe way out or because they prefer to stay in their homes.
A Syrian Arab Red Crescent lorries are seen in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus, on October 19, 2016. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
October 20, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Both Russia and Syria said they had halted airstrikes around Aleppo ahead of Thursday's eight-hour truce.
Much of Aleppo has been destroyed by Syrian and Russian airstrikes (AFP/File)
October 19, 2016 - 15:15 GMT
Russia accused Belgium of a bombing in Hassajik, outside of Aleppo, and is demanding an apology. But Belgium denies carrying out the attack.
Lindsay with one of the refugee aid workers in Istanbul. (Instagram)
October 19, 2016 - 11:39 GMT
Lindsay Lohan has decided to send help to Syrian refugees in Turkey by shipping them German energy drink Mintanine.
Assad, a former investment banker, was born and raised in London. She was married to Bashar six months after he assumed the presidency in July 2000, following the death of his father Hafez. (AFP/Miguel Medina)
October 19, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
It is not the first time that attempts to resolve the Syrian crisis by inducing Bashar al-Assad or his family to seek refuge elsewhere have been revealed.