Changes to the conscription law in Syria aim to raise money, while still dismissing those men who don't bear arms as second-class citizens.
As countries around the world develop their own private sponsorship systems, they should acknowledge how elusive refugee status can be. Policy-makers should proceed accordingly.
After years of civil war, the Syrian people are now suffering from the coronavirus pandemic and a crashing economy. And there is no end in sight.
A cutting edge new research project is developing Lego-like bricks made from biomaterials to replace bone fragments in shattered limbs.
Everyone in Syria is fighting a slightly different war from everyone else, there are outsiders with their own goals – and the coronavirus is about to make everything much worse.
Turkey is a NATO member but that doesn't mean its NATO allies will come to its support in Syria.
The war in Syria has reached a crisis point, with close to 400,000 deaths and more than 11 million people displaced.
War is expensive, and the Iranian leadership may now face increased pressure to withdraw from its involvement in the Syrian conflict.
As Syrian forces bombard the opposition enclave of Idlib, Turkey lacks an ongoing strategy.
The destruction of a country's historical and cultural heritage sites is a distressing byproduct of conflict, but there are now strategies in place to prevent it happening.
The US has 50 nuclear bombs stored in Turkey. As tensions rise between the two countries, a look at how they got there and what might happen next.
Since defending northern Syria from the Islamic State, Kurdish people have established an egalitarian society where women are equal, democracy is direct and religious freedom is guaranteed.
Armed conflict in Syria has been a disaster for the area's cultural heritage. A displaced archaeologist describes what's being lost.
As 'tiny historians of their age,' children with testimonies of war provide teachers with both historical insight and critical instruction.
The revolution begun by Syrians exactly eight years ago has been won – by the murderous leader they rebelled against. But the struggle for freedom, dignity and justice Syrians launched is not over.
Now that the US has pulled out Syria, is the war actually over?
Achieving a genuine sense of belonging in a new country takes a lot more than a naturalisation certificate.
Europe needs to rethink its priorities on Syria – fast.
Work to preserve the country's heritage is already happening.
Warning Syrians of approaching airstrikes via social media is helping save lives.