The Syrian government’s head of delegation, Bashar al-Jaafari, arriving for a meeting with UN mediator for Syria Staffan de Mistura at the UN’s European headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday. Photograph:  Denis Balibouse/Reuters

UN mediator Staffan de Mistura has held his second meeting with the government delegation to the Syrian peace talks and begun discussions with represe(...)

Turkish police use tear gas today to disperse Kurdish protesters trying to cross the Turkey-Syria border to support Syrian Kurdish fighters against Islamic State militants at Suruc District in Sanliurfa city, southeastern Turkey. Photograph: Ulas Yunus Tosun/EPA

Islamic State militants have today tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town as the United Nations said the number of Syrian Kurds fleei(...)

A man carries bread as he walks past damaged buildings in Aleppo’s al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighborhood December on Monday. Photograph: Mahmoud Hebbo

A suicide bomber killed four people and wounded 17 yesterday in central Damascus as radical fundamentalists tightened their grip on the ancient Christ(...)

Syria’s deputy Syrian foreign minister Faisal Mekdad said yesterday the government would attend the US-Russian-sponsored peace conference set to conve(...)

A Free Syrian Army fighter rides a motorbike along a damaged street filled with debris in Deir al-Zor, Syria, yesterday. Photograph: Karam Jamal/Reuters

The escape of dozens of high-level al-Qaeda members from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq last Sunday may have far-reaching consequences in next-door Syria, (...)