A Free Syrian Army soldier mans an anti-aircraft weapon on the back of a truck in old Aleppo on Thursday. Photograph: Mahmoud Hebbo/Reuters

The Saudi-sponsored fundamentalist Islamic Front and Jabhat al-Nusra killed 15 civilians from Syria’s Alawite and Druze minorities in the central c(...)

A UN chemical weapons expert gathers evidence in a Damascus suburb yesterday. Photograph: Ahmad Alshami

The United Nations said yesterday it would still be possible for a UN team of chemical weapons experts to gather the necessary evidence to investigate(...)