Aleppo

For Putin, Syria has gone from being an asset to a dangerous liability

15 April 2017 9:00 am

The Russian president is learning the drawbacks of intervention

Yes, the Queen did back Brexit, says the BBC

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Home The Queen was said by the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg to have asked, at a private lunch before June’s referendum,…

Isolationism is a noble American tradition

31 December 2016 9:00 am

 Batavia, New York The presidential campaign just ended was mercifully lacking in the ghostwritten platitudes with which Franklin D. Roosevelt,…

Portrait of the week

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Home Paul Nuttall, aged 39, was elected leader of the UK Independence Party. He said: ‘I want to replace the Labour…

Can sweet seven-year-old Bana Alabed emerge alive from Aleppo’s rubble?

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Every morning, after the children go to school, I turn on my computer to check that Bana Alabed is alive…

Syria and the cruel farce of ‘humanitarian intervention’

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Air-powered ‘intervention-lite’ in civil wars like Syria’s isn’t just ineffective – it’s cruel and immoral

Could the conflict in Syria lead to world war three?

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Will this conflict in the Middle East lead to world war three?

Why is the British government silent about Aleppo?

1 October 2016 9:00 am

There was a time when the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo would have featured strongly in political debate in Britain. Just…

Syrian and Russian jets ‘unleash a new hell’ bombing civilians in Aleppo

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Home Sir Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said that Britain would oppose attempts to create an EU army, as it…

Portrait of the week

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that if Britain left the European Union, France could stop allowing British officials…

The next immigration crisis

13 February 2016 9:00 am

There has been an influx of 2.5 million Syrian refugees, and almost as many again are expected. At this rate, Turkey’s migrant problem is set to become Europe’s

Aleppo Notebook: the city’s terrorist besiegers will now be besieged

13 February 2016 9:00 am

I had been trying to get to Aleppo for ages, but was unable to do so because rebel activity had…