With the many interconnected conflicts within Syria continuing, and with routes to safety increasingly blocked, what can Syria's 4.8m refugees expect in this ‘new’ year?
Despite the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey, Ankara is part of a new ad-hoc coalition with Moscow and Tehran in the MiddleEast.
The images we have seen of Aleppo could play an important role in future discourses about the responsibility to protect.
The United Nations has failed to protect the Syrian people from the conflict that has torn their lives apart – so now is the time for a "coalition of the obligated" to step in.
The Assad regime's takeover of Aleppo is a major strategic and psychological blow for the Syrian opposition.
With the rebels on the back foot and the US sidelined, other major players hold the keys to Syria's future.
The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East is getting worse by the day. A survey of aid workers provides a glimpse into life on the ground, and clues to why the humanitarian sector is ailing.
Warfare and bombing are typical in Aleppo, where hospitals are targeted and even children are wounded and killed. Read how we can do more than cry, from a doctor who has served in the city.
The ICC sentence against Al-Mahdi for destroying ancient artifacts at Timbuktu sends the right message that the international community will not tolerate the destruction of heritage sites.
The Assad government is accused of using chlorine gas as a weapon against its own people.
Aleppo has 85,000 children. Dozens are injured every week, just like five-year old Omran Daqneesh whose pictures have shocked the world. Many have far worse injuries and will not survive.
The survival of civilians seem forgotten in a new U.S. and Russian agreement to root out IS and other terrorists in Syria.
The world has singularly failed to find a path forward for Syria – or to stop the Assad government flagrantly violating all efforts to stop the conflict.
Protecting humanitarian workers requires an understanding of their individual situation, not broad assumptions.
While the world struggles to even get to the negotiating table, the Syrian refugee crisis is still getting worse.
The Paris atrocities came just as Assad's military position was improving. Can the dictator harness international fury at Islamic State to strengthen his position in Syria?