A man makes his way through rubble at a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad in Raqqa. Photograph: Nour Fourat/Reuters.

Syria has said US accusations that its forces are targeting civilians with air strikes are “fabricated” and that Washington would do better to critic(...)

File image: Military personnel stand guard during a patrol in Tabit village in Sudan. At least 133 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between two groups belonging to an Arab tribe in Sudan’s West Kordofan state, a tribal leader has said. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters.

At least 133 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between two groups belonging to an Arab tribe in Sudan’s West Kordofan stat(...)

At least 120 people were killed in northern Yemen in fighting between Shi’ite Muslim Houthi rebels and government forces yesterday. Yemen has been in turmoil since 2011, when mass protests forced long-ruling president Ali Abdullah Saleh (above) to step down. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters.

At least 120 people were killed in northern Yemen in fighting between Shi’ite Muslim Houthi rebels and government forces before a ceasefire was agree(...)

Syrian opposition chief negotiator Hadi al-Bahra (right) walks with members of his delegation after a break in a meeting at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, yesterday. Peace talks between Syria’s government and opposition groups might be the headline act, but negotiators are also using ongoing talks in Geneva to try to get the country’s various rebel groups on the same page. Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA

The Syrian government has offered to let women and children leave the besieged city of Homs as negotiators from the warring sides discussed humanitari(...)

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem (right) meets UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane in Damascus.

UN inspectors are set to begin investigations today into allegations chemical weapons were deployed east of Damascus last week.The agreement between D(...)

A Palestinian boy holds a candle during a vigil to show solidarity with Syrian civilians in the West Bank city of Ramallahafter hundreds were killed yesterday in rebel-held Damascus suburbs. The United Nations has demanded that Syria gives its chemical weapons experts immediate access to the suburbs where poison gas appears to have killed hundreds just a few miles from the UN team’s hotel. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

The United Nations demanded Syria give its chemical weapons experts immediate access tonight to rebel-held Damascus suburbs where poison gas appears t(...)

People react as Egyptian military aircraft fly over Tahrir Square in Cairo on  the day after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted from power. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Egyptian prosecutors escalated what appeared to be a widespread round-up of top Muslim Brotherhood members today, acting hours after the military depo(...)

Abu al-Taib, the leader of Ahbab Al-Mustafa Battalion, demonstrates to female members as he holds a gun during a military training in a mosque in the Seif El Dawla neighbourhood in Aleppo on Monday. Photograph: Muzaffar Salman/Reuters

An opposition monitoring group that has tracked Syria’s widening civil war said today that more than 100,000 people had died in the 27-month confli(...)

Us secretary of state John Kerry  is greeted by Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal upon arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/Pool/Reuters

The Syrian information minister has lashed out at Saudi Arabia, saying Riyadh is responsible for his country’s conflict. Omran al-Zoubi says Sa(...)