The citadel at Aleppo.

It was my first experience of crossing a land border in the Middle East, although in the following months I would become breezily familiar with the(...)

US deputy secretary of state Antony J Blinken gives a joint press conference following a meeting with foreign affairs members of the anti-Islamic State coalition in Paris on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP Photo/ Stephane De Sakutin

Despite ample evidence to the contrary, Washington continues to insist that the coalition fighting Islamic State is pursuing what US deputy secreta(...)

 Syrians holding portraits of President Bashar al-Assad as they gather in the central city of Homs around the city’s newly renovated clock tower during a ceremony revealing the restored monument. Photograph Getty Images

Prosecution cases have been prepared against president and senior members of his regime for possible war crimes tribunal Smuggled Syrian documents en(...)

A rebel fighter on the  the frontline against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Aleppo. Photograph: Hosam Katan/Reuters

The Syrian conflict is being driven and prolonged by a war economy, by profiteering and dirty deals between militias. “Moderate” rebels openly form ba(...)

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes position inside a room as he points his weapon through a hole in Aleppo's Saif al-Dawla district. Photograph: Reuters

European foreign ministers will discuss lifting the EU embargo on weapons transfers to Syria at an informal meeting in Dublin today and tomorro(...)