Syria's Assad in China, seeks exit from diplomatic isolation
Assad's days-long trip to China will mark one of his longest spells of absence in Syria since his country's civil war broke out.
Syria extends UN aid deliveries via two Turkish crossings
After an earthquake killed more than 50,000 people in Turkey and Syria, Syria allowed the UN to use those two border crossings from Turkey to dispatch aid.
After quake, Syria's northern coast ravaged by wildfires
Like other countries around the Mediterranean, Syria has been hit hard by wildfires this month, supercharged by strong winds and searing temperatures.
Syria revokes BBC accreditation over 'misleading reports'
Accreditation of the BBC Radio correspondent in Syria has also been revoked.
Syrian regime organised feared ghost militias, war crimes researchers say
UN investigators in 2012 concluded there were reasonable grounds to believe shabbiha militias committed crimes against humanity, including murder and torture, and war crimes.
Arab League re-admits Syria after 11-year absence
With the war far from over and Assad still internationally isolated, analysts say sanctions will likely continue to deter investment.
Iran and Syria vow to strengthen ties as Raisi wraps up Damascus visit
Tehran has been a key ally to Damascus throughout Syria's war, offering vital economic and military assistance that has helped the Syrian government claw back most of the territory it lost at the start of the conflict.
Iran's president heads to Syria for first trip since war, eyeing rebuild
The visit comes just weeks after Iran's landmark agreement to restore ties with regional rival Saudi Arabia and amid a flurry of diplomacy in the Middle East as regional relations with Iran and Syria shift.
US confirms it killed senior IS leader in Syria raid
It says the raid targeted Abd-al-Hadi Mahmud al-Haji Ali and was initiated after gathering intelligence that Islamic State was plotting to kidnap officials abroad.
Jeddah talks put Syria in line for return to Arab fold
Any recommendation to reinstate Syria to the 22-member Arab League, whose next meeting is due to be held in Saudi Arabia next month, is likely to draw protests from Western capitals.
Saudi hosts landmark Iran, Syria visits as Middle East ties thaw
With Iran's president also expected in Saudi soon, and the Saudis negotiating with Yemen's Huthi rebels this week in an attempt to end fighting there, optimism has blossomed for the turbulent Gulf region.
Israel launched missiles at targets near Damascus, reports say
Israel has for several years been mounting attacks on what it has described as Iran-linked targets in Syria.