Syrian civil war


Amnesty accuses Syria of ‘extermination’ of thousands of prisoners


Amnesty International’s new report “Human Slaughterhouse: Mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Syria” alleges that Syrian authorities systematically executed as many as 13,500 detainees at one jail outside Damascus from 2011 to 2015, and that the killings are probably still happening.


Syria's new ceasefire will not mean peace

Syria’s “moderate” rebels have agreed on a national ceasefire with the government of Bashar al-Assad. It follows their crushing military defeat in Aleppo. But the ceasefire process is far from certain; and, anyway, peace in Syria is a long way off, since other conflicts continue.



A Danish city is giving its jihadis a second chance

Aarhus is Denmark's capital of jihadi activity — a full third of the Danes who have gone to fight in Syria come from the port city. But when the fighters try and return home, they're given counseling, medical care and other assistance — instead of jail time.


Shocking photos push Samantha Power to seek peace in Syria

A photo exhibit now lining the halls of UN headquarters in New York shows Syrian victims of torture. It's hard to look at, but US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power says the images are yet more evidence that peace is desperately needed in Syria — and motivation to make sure the Assad regime is toppled.