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Syrian civilians and rescuers gather at site of government forces airstrikes in the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Shaar in Aleppo. Photograph: Getty Images

The Syrian-Russian offensive against eastern Aleppo is aimed at striking a decisive blow against opponents engaged in a debilitating war of attrition (...)

Syrians flee from the town of Souran, in northern Hama. Syrian government forces and their allies have recaptured areas in southwestern Aleppo from rebels. File photograph: Omar Haj-Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian government forces and their allies again laid siege to rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Sunday, while Turkish-backed fighters drove Islamic State f(...)

Syrian civil defence members, known as the White Helmets, search for survivors on September 1st, 2016 amid burning vehicles belonging to people fleeing from the town of Souran, in northern Hama, after they were reportedly targeted by a Syrian government forces air strike. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/Getty Images

Air strikes in Syria have killed at least 25 people including six children in Hama, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. (...)

Damaged buildings in the rebel-held area of Old Aleppo in Syria. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Once Syria’s most populous manufacturing and trading hub, Aleppo has become a prize in the five-year war pitting the Syrian government against a dispa(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin : Moscow has been the main political and military power broker on the Syrian scene based on the 9,000 sorties its war planes have flown against anti-government insurgents. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s announcement that he plans to pull his military aircraft and troops out of Syria has had an instant impact on both(...)

A market in   an eastern rebel-held district of Aleppo: a fragile ceasefire in Syria has allowed people in the besieged city to leave their homes and shop, and visit friends and relatives. Photograph: Karam al-Masri/AFP/Getty Images

The Saudi-sponsored Syrian opposition yesterday announced it would take part in the second session of UN-mediated indirect talks to end the five-year (...)

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