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(...)

Yara Abbas, a well-known Syrian state television reporter, was killed yesterday near the Lebanese-Syrian border. Other members of her crew were wounded by rebel sniper fire. Photograph: Reuters

The expatriate opposition Syrian National Coalition yesterday failed to agree on a restructure and expansion of its governing body which it needed to (...)

Lithuania’s foreign minister Linas Linkevicius listens to Britain’s foreign secretary William Hague (R) at the start of an European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels today. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters.

European foreign ministers have reconvened talks in Brussels tonight where divisions remain over a proposal to lift an EU arms embargo on the Syrian o(...)