A family rides a motorbike as Syrians flee the northern embattled city of Aleppo on Saturday. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of Syrians sought refuge in Turkey on Saturday, while those who have already made the crossing waited and worried about the fate of(...)

Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait in Bab-Al Salama, next to the city of Azaz, northern Syria, near the Turkish crossing gate.  Photograph:   Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Syrians have fled towards the Turkish border to escape a Russian-backed military offensive by president Bashar al-Assad’s forces on Syria(...)

Syrians gather at the site following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on Thursday. Photograph: Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images

Opposition forces in northern Syria say they are losing their grip on Aleppo as Russian bombardment and advances by pro-Assad militias come close to(...)

Al Zaatari  camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq. Jordan’s King Abdullah said  his people could not accept any more refugees. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

International aid organisations are on Thursday set to present to a London summit, entitled Supporting Syria and the Region, a new strategy for dealin(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  places carnations as he visits the site of the suicide bomb attack that killed 10 German tourists in central Istanbul. Photograph: Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Reuters

For Syrians who have fled the war for the relative safety of Turkey, life looks set to get worse. The suicide bomber who killed 10 German tourists in (...)

 Walid Muallem, Deputy Prime Minister of Syria:  will head the government delegation to UN-brokered peace talks. Photograph: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images

Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem has been invited to head the government delegation to UN-brokered peace talks due to open in Geneva on Friday, R(...)

UN special envoy  Staffan de Mistura  announcing at a press conference in Geneva on Monday that Syrian peace talks are to begin on Friday. Photograph:  Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Talks between the Syrian government and opposition groups aimed at ending the country’s near five-year-old ci vil war are to begin on Friday, UN speci(...)

Displaced women, who fled the violence from Islamic State-controlled area of al-Bab, look at the faces of baby twins as they waited in the Syrian village of Akda to cross into Turkey on Saturday. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Syrian pro-government forces recaptured the rebel-held town of Rabiya in the western coastal province of Latakia on Sunday, Syrian state television a(...)

The latest round of Syria peace talks are planned to begin on Monday in Geneva but were at risk of being delayed partly because of a dispute over who will comprise the opposition delegation. Photograph: Ozan Koseozan/AFP/Getty Images

US vice president Joe Biden said on Saturday that the United States and Turkey were prepared for a military solution against Islamic State in Syria sh(...)

A man places a flower for victims who were killed in an explosion at the near by Sultanahmet, home to the Hagia Sophia museum and the Blue Mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: EPA

Turkish police have confirmed that they have arrested five people in connection with the suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed 10 Germans. One of (...)