Damaged buildings photographed following an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo.  Photograph: Mahmoud Hebbo/Reuters

Turkish armed forces shot down a Syrian plane today which Turkey said had crossed into its air space in an area where Syrian rebels have been b(...)

An Israeli soldier stands beside a mobile artillery unit near the town of Katzrin in the Golan Heights. Israel launched air strikes today against Syrian military sites in response to a roadside bombing that wounded four of its soldiers. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters.

Israel has today launched air strikes against Syrian military sites in response to a roadside bombing that wounded four of its soldiers, but (...)

Syrian soldiers  in Yabroud town, rural Damascus, over the weekend. Photograph: EPA/Sana handout

The Syrian army, bolstered by fighters from Lebanon’s Hizbullah movement, yesterday captured the insurgent st(...)

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal attends  an Arab foreign ministers emergency meeting to discuss the Syrian crisis  at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Saudi Arabia has threatened to blockade neighbouring Qatar by air, land and sea unless Doha cuts ties with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, closes g(...)

Iraqi security forces take position with their weapons during clashes with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in province of Anbar on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Al-Qaeda’s general command said today it had no links with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in an apparent attempt to reassert its aut(...)

A car burns at a site hit by shelling in Arbaeen, near Damascus. A well-known journalist working for Syrian state TV has been killed by rebels as violence continues in the country, the information ministry said. Photograph: Diaa Al-Din/Shaam News Network/Reuters.

Syrian rebels have killed a TV correspondent who was covering clashes near the border with Lebanon, according to the Syrian information ministry.Offic(...)