Residents queueing for humanitarian aid at the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, Damascus, in March. Photograph: Reuters

Palestinians displaced from Syria’s largest UN camp, in the flashpoint Yarmouk district south of Damascus, face an outbreak of typhoid that could spre(...)

Syrian vendors prepare sweets ahead of celebrations of Eid al-Fitr at the al-Jazmatia market in the al-Midan neighbourhood of Damascus. Photograph: Youssef Basawi/EPA

A white stretch limo pulls into the portico of the four-star Dama Rose Hotel, where a bride in full regalia is escorted into the gleaming marble lobby(...)

A handout picture released on the official Facebook page of the Syrian presidency shows president Bashar al-Assad giving a speech. Photograph: Getty

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday his army had been forced to give up areas in order to hold onto more important ones in its fight with (...)

Spanish journalists Jose Manuel Lopez, Angel Sastre and Antonio Pampliega – the three have been missing in Syria since July 13th

Spanish officials say they are trying to establish what happened to three freelance journalists who went missing around the embattled northern Syrian (...)

The journalists were working on an investigative report in Aleppo. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Three Spanish freelance journalists have gone missing in Syria and are believed to have been kidnapped, Spanish media said on Tuesday. The three men –(...)

Smoke rises from what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on locations controlled by Islamic State militants in Hasaka city, Syria earlier this week. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

A Syrian army air strike on an Islamic State-controlled town in northern Syria has killed at least 28 people including three children, a monitoring g(...)

Matthew VanDyke: busy sending US military veterans to train Iraqis on the other side of the fight

The last time Matthew VanDyke saw US journalist James Foley, they were running through war-torn Aleppo in Syria avoiding snipers. Foley became the mo(...)

An Islamic State fighter destroys ancient objects  from Palmyra, as others watch on in the town of Manbij, northeast of Aleppo. Photograph: Kim Doo-Ho/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian air force responded on Friday with heavy bombing to a fresh offensive in the northern city of Aleppo mounted by fundamentalists united in(...)

A damaged mosque where buses are positioned to provide protection from snipers of the forces of Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad in the old city of Aleppo. Photograph: Reuters

Syrian government forces carried out heavy air strikes on rebel positions in and around the northern city of Aleppo on Friday, aiming to repel a major(...)

Syrian Kurds waiting behind barbed wired on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey after they fled the Syrian town of Kobane. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State is a hydra-headed military cult that grows two poisonous heads for every one lopped off. Yesterday’s attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait (...)