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(...)

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad agreed on Tuesday to adhere to the cessation. Photograph: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday vowed to adhere to the cessation of hostilities and grant amnesty to army deserters who relinquished their(...)

A Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy wait to enter the town of Madaya, near Damascus, Syria on Tuesday. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

A convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid arrived outside a besieged Damascus suburb on Wednesday in a major, UN-backed deal to deliver aid to tens(...)

People gather around the rubble of a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) near Maaret al-Numan, in Syria’s northern province of Idlib, on Monday, after the building was hit by suspected Russian air strikes. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Russian officials have rebuffed claims that warplanes from the country struck a hospital in northern Syria. Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for president(...)

Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu with his Ukrainian counterpart Arseniy Yatsenyuk  prior their talks in Kiev on Monday. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey has accused Russia of behaving like a “terrorist organisation” and warned it to expect an “extremely decisive response” if it continued a bomb(...)

People gather near a destroyed building said to be a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) supported hospital in Marat al Numan, Idlib, Syria, on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

Seven people were killed in air strikes in Syria on a hospital supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the charity’s France president said on Mon(...)

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and US secretary of state John Kerry  in Munich. Photograph: Alexandra Beier/Getty Images

The Munich agreement reached early on Friday by 17 countries belonging to the Syria support group specified that immediate humanitarian access is to b(...)

Syrians fleeing the battle for control of Aleppo walk towards the Turkish border at the Bab al-Salam border gate, on February 5th. The districts held by anti-governmetn forces  in Aleppo are a prize they dare not lose. Photograph: Depo Photos via AP

When the battle for Syria’s largest city and commercial hub, Aleppo, began in July 2012, the provincial governor appealed for troops to counter rebel (...)

Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait for tents in Bab-Al Salam, near the Turkish border crossing. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

The arrival of 40,000 refugees at the Turkish border north of Aleppo is a sign of how dramatically the dynamic of the conflict has shifted since Russi(...)

Syrians wait for an aid convoy in Madaya: two convoys of supplies were delivered to the town this week. Photograph: AP

The UN Children’s Fund Unicef on Friday confirmed cases of severe malnutrition among children in the besieged western Syrian town of Madaya, where loc(...)