Walid Muallem, Deputy Prime Minister of Syria:  will head the government delegation to UN-brokered peace talks. Photograph: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images

Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem has been invited to head the government delegation to UN-brokered peace talks due to open in Geneva on Friday, R(...)

Syrian families leave the besieged town of al-Moadamiyeh, which is controlled by opposition fighters, yesterday.  Photograph: Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters

Before his meeting today with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has warned of deep and lasting “Somalisation” of (...)

A Free Syrian Army fighter launches a rocket towards forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad in Raqqa. Photograph:  Nour Fourat/ Reuters

Fierce fighting raged in northern and eastern Syria today as Russia and the US denied that a date has been set for the proposed Geneva conference aime(...)

The UN resolution is intended to require Syria to comply with the US-Russia accord reached in Geneva last week, which set a timetable for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to declare, secure and then eliminate his entire arsenal of chemical weapons. Photograph: Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters

Syria has submitted details of its chemical weapons to Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, the organisation said(...)