A boy who survived what activists say is a gas attack cries as he takes shelter inside a mosque in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus yesterday. Photograph: Mohamed Abdullah/Reuters

Hundreds of people, including children, are believed to have been killed in what is thought to be the most significant use of chemical weapons since t(...)

President of the Syrian National Council (SNC) George Sabra. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

Sitting alone in a large conference room in Istanbul days before a crucial and ultimately fruitless Syrian National Coalition (SNC) meeting last month(...)

Hizbullah supporters attack a bus carrying anti-Hizbullah protesters in front of the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

One person was killed and several injured in a clash between opponents and supporters of Lebanon’s Hizbullah movement outside the Iranian embassy in B(...)

Forces loyal to  Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in Qusayr village near the Lebanese border, where rebels relieved besieged comrades yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Rami Bleible

Rebels came to back up comrades in the besieged Syrian town of Qusayr yesterday, breaking through the blockade mounted by the Syrian army and allied f(...)

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad interviewed for Al-Manar TV, owned by the Hizbullah, in Damascus yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Sana

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad yesterday revealed that Russia has delivered advanced S-300 ground-to-air missiles to Syria. “The rest of the ship(...)

Acting president of the Syrian National Coalition George Sabra: “Diplomatic solutions are a farce, meaningless.” Photograph:  Reuters/Murad Sezer

The viability of the Syria peace conference due to take place in Switzerland in about a fortnight has been thrown into question by the decision of the(...)