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With Daesh ‘caliphate’ gone, what’s next for Syria?

With Daesh ‘caliphate’ gone, what’s next for Syria?

The elimination of Daesh’s (ISIS) physical “caliphate” closes a long chapter in the Syrian conflict, but the country’s 8-year-old war is far from over. What fronts or tensions look likely to flare up next? IS Daesh finally gone? U.S.-backed forces pronounced the death of the Daesh...

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Daesh fighters emerge from tunnels to surrender after 'caliphate' falls

Daesh fighters emerge from tunnels to surrender after 'caliphate' falls

Daesh (ISIS) militants emerged from tunnels to surrender to the Syrian Democratic Forces in eastern Syria on Sunday, a Kurdish spokesman said, a day after their "caliphate" was declared defeated. An AFP reporter saw dozens of people - mostly men - file out of the battered jihadist...

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Syria's return to Arab League not on summit agenda: spokesman

Syria's return to Arab League not on summit agenda: spokesman

The Arab League said Sunday it was not planning to discuss reinstating Syria's membership at a summit later this month, more than eight years after suspending it as the country descended into war. The pan-Arab bloc, which is set to hold its annual summit in Tunisia on March 31, froze...

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Harsh rules, violent punishments under IS rule

Harsh rules, violent punishments under IS rule

For the millions forced to endure the Islamic State group's brutal rule, life in the "caliphate" was a living hell where girls were enslaved, music was banned and homosexuality was punishable by death. The jihadists applied an ultra-conservative interpretation of Islamic law across the...

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