Stade de France stadium: “The Euros will take place under maximum security,” the French sports minister said.  Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

French authorities are considering installing airport-style security scanners at all stadium turnstiles for the European Championships next summer. Th(...)

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 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(...)

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(...)

The scene after Russian air strikes in the town of Darat Izza in Syria. Photograph: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

The largest al-Qaeda group in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, has called for terror attacks in Russia, while also urging strikes on Alawite villages and placi(...)

A Russian warship in the Caspian Sea launches missiles on Wednesday. The Russian Defence Ministry the warships of the Caspian Flotilla carried out massive strikes against Islamic State facilities in Syria. Photograph: EPA/Russian Defence Ministry

Ground troops loyal to president Bashar al-Assad have launched a major offensive in central Syria backed by Russian air strikes. It is an escalation i(...)

A frame grab taken from footage released by Russia’s defence ministry on Monday shows air strikes carried  in Syria. Photograph: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Reuters

Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu has claimed that Russia is using warships in the Caspian Sea to target Islamic State in Syria. Mr Shoigu told (...)

Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad: targeting of Syria shows Moscow gives priority to strengthening Damascus against near enemies rather than striking Islamic State. Photograph: Sana via Reuters

Russia’s deployment of war planes, missile systems, tanks, and armoured troop carriers has dramatically changed the shape of the conflict on the groun(...)

Uphill battle: the aftermath of air strikes in Kafr Nabel, a town in Idlib province. Photograph: Hadi al-Abdallah via AP

The timeline of Syria’s grinding civil war is dotted with illusory turning points. These were atrocities or grim milestones that the world assumed wou(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and French president Francois Hollande at the start of a summit on Ukraine in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/Pool.

The Russian defence ministry said on Friday that it had bombed seven targets in Syria in overnight air raids, including a command post and a traini(...)