Anwar al-Bunni: “There is no future for Syria if the people responsible for war crimes are not brought to justice.”

When plain-clothes agents approached Anwar al-Bunni outside his Damascus home on May 17th 2006, his first reaction was one of weary familiarity. After(...)

Russian ground staff members check on a Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria. US fighter aircraft and a Russian fighter aircraft conducted a communications test over south-central Syria to validate safety protocols agreed between the two countries. Photograph: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Reuters

Russia does not see keeping Bashar al-Assad in power as a matter of principle, the country’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The statement suggests (...)

Members of the German Bundeswehr army prepare beds and tents for refugees inside a hangar of the former airport Tempelhof in Berlin. Photograph: Gregor Fischer/AFP/Getty Images

As Ireland prepares to receive refugees under the EU relocation and resettlement programme in the coming months, towns and cities across Europe are gr(...)

An escalation in fighting in recent weeks is set to prompt a new wave of displaced Syrians. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times 1:16

A wave of up to 100,000 refugees has fled the Syrian city of Aleppo and surrounding areas since the beginning of Russian attacks there, the president (...)

Syrian refugee Farid Majid carries his daughter, Silva, on his shoulders as his brother Ahmed Majid (left) and their family make their way to the Hungarian border, in Roszke, Serbia, on August 30th. An escalation in fighting in recent weeks is set to prompt a new wave of displaced Syrians.  Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

A tenuous truce in the Syrian countryside north of the city of Homs was shattered this month, when Russian war planes started to attack the village of(...)

Syrian migrants and refugees on their way through Turkey. In the absence of a safe zone inside Syria, Turkey may be unable to prevent refugees from entering, and subsequently exiting to Europe. Photograph: AFP Photo/Bulent kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Russia’s recent intervention in the Syrian Civil War has further complicated what was already the most complex conflict of this century. It is likely (...)

A man inspects a  house  hit by what activists said was an air strike by forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad, in the town of Marshamsha, in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Saudi Arabia has responded militarily to the Russian and Iranian-supported Syrian army offensive in Homs and Aleppo provinces by providing anti-tank a(...)

Smoke rises after what activists said was shelling by the forces of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Old Aleppo’s Kadi Askar area, Syria, August 1st, 2015. Photograph: Reuters

Islamic State militants battled rival insurgent groups on Wednesday north of the city of Aleppo, where officials say the Syrian army is preparing an o(...)

 European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: “We must make efforts towards a practical relationship with Russia . . . that must be the case. We can’t go on like this.” Photograph: Armin Weigel/EPA

The European Commission has denied there are divisions within the European Union over Russia following comments about EU policy by Jean-Claude Junc(...)

Footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Monday showing a bomb being  released from a Russian Su-24M jet fighter in Syria. Photograph: AP 0:54

Nato is ready to send troops to Turkey to defend its ally against threats on its southern flank, the head of the US-led alliance said on Thursday afte(...)