The International Rescue Committee  said it would provide aid to the new arrivals at the Turkey/Syrian border. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Image

A new wave of refugees has fled northern Syria for the Turkish border after Islamic State opened fire on communities that had sheltered them, ki(...)

The scene after Russian air strikes in the town of Darat Izza in Syria. Photograph: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

The largest al-Qaeda group in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, has called for terror attacks in Russia, while also urging strikes on Alawite villages and placi(...)

Irish peackeepers in Lebanon: “The region has stabilised but it can still kick off; all it takes is one little incident.

The 10km drive from the headquarters of the joint Finnish-Irish battalion headquarters near At-tiri in South Lebanon to the Irish outpost, UNP 6-52, (...)

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(...)