It is being described as a fragile ceasefire. It’s barely that. The violence across Syria over the last few weeks has taken hundreds of lives; in batt(...)

File photo  April 28th, 2016: A man carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: AP

Syrian opposition fighters have shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offen(...)

Syrian children take part in a rally in solidarity with Aleppo, in the Lebanese northern port city of Tripoli, on Sunday. More than a week of fighting in Syria’s second city has killed hundreds of civilians and left a UN-backed peace process hanging by a thread. Concern has been growing that the fighting in Aleppo will lead to the complete collapse of a landmark ceasefire between president Bashar al-Assad’s regime and non-jihadist rebels that was brokered by Moscow and Washington. Photograph: Ibrahim Chalhoub/AFP/Getty Images

Washington and Moscow said on Monday they were working hard to extend a truce in Syria to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation o(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry: he said efforts to revive a cessation of hostilities must include Aleppo. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Russia said on Sunday talks were taking place to include Aleppo in a temporary lull in fighting declared by the Syrian army in some western parts of t(...)

A Red Crescent aid worker inspects scattered medical supplies after an airstrike on a medical depot in the rebel-held Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria on April 30th, 2016. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

The United States is working on “specific initiatives” to reduce the violence in Syria and sees stopping the bloodshed in Aleppo as a top priority, a(...)

Smoke rises after airstrikes on the rebel-held al-Sakhour neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Syria called local truces near Damascus and in a northern province on Friday but no halt to combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in(...)

 People evacuate an injured man amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Qatarji, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on Friday. Photograph: Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images

Syria called local truces near Damascus and in a northern province on Friday but no halt to combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in(...)

A civil defence member carries a child that survived from under the rubble at a site hit by air strikes in the insurgent-held area of Old Aleppo, Syria, on Thursday.  Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Air strikes on a hospital in Aleppo on Thursday killed three doctors and some 27 patients, in addition to dozens of civilians killed in strikes on in(...)

Syrians evacuate the area following an air strike on the rebel-held eastern Bab al-Nayrab neighbourhod of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Photograph:  Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images

Strikes by the Syrian air force yesterday killed 19 people in opposition-held districts of Aleppo following Monday’s bombardments by insurgents that (...)

“Your daughter currently has no option other than to study the Koran if she wishes to take Arabic for the Leaving Cert.” Photograph: Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters

PROBLEM: I am a Christian Syrian who has recently been forced to leave Damascus because of violence and, in particular, the bombing of the school att(...)