The U.S., the U.K. and France launched the attack even though they had no solid evidence that the Assad regime had used chemical warfare. The allies' action was little more than a propaganda exercise.
Inspectors' lack of access to Douma has left unanswered questions about the April 7 attack that prompted a military response by the U.S. and two allies.
This article was first posted in 2017 shortly after the U.S. fired missiles into Syria in reaction to reports that the government there had used chemical weapons. In it, Chris Hedges argues that the Middle East will not know peace until the U.S. leaves the region.
The leaders of Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon say the Western attack has damaged prospects for a political settlement to the country's seven-year conflict.
Vladimir Putin's Defense Ministry says images of supposed victims of last weekend's purported attack were staged with "Britain's direct involvement" but offers no evidence.
The Army of Islam, one of Syria’s most powerful armed opposition groups, stands alone in eastern Ghouta, its fighters facing a stark choice: Surrender or die.
Hours after the main rebel group in the area declares a cease-fire, an agreement is reached to evacuate the second of three areas held by opposition fighters east of Damascus.
Syria's U.N. ambassador says that following the government takeover of Hamouria from "terrorists," the government is helping evacuate civilians "who were taken as human shields."
A vote on a Security Council resolution demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire is delayed over the timing of the halt.
A ferocious bombing campaign by government forces targets hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds.