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Syria in 2022: Deadlock, violence, and a possible famine

The war in Syria marked its ten-year anniversary in 2021, another grim milestone for the country that appears marching onward into terminal decline. While levels of violence in 2020 remained relatively low compared to other years, for many in Syria the situation is as grim as ever....

Uncle of Assad returns home from decades-long exile

The uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has returned home from 36 years of exile to dodge arrest in France, the pro-government al-Watan newspaper reported Friday. Rifaat al-Assad, 84, arrived in Damascus on Thursday, al-Watan said on its Facebook page, nearly a month after a Paris...