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Syrian opposition fighters and members of their families from the Yarmouk camp, on the outskirts of Damascus, arrive at the al-Eis checkpoint in Aleppo province on Tuesday. Photograph: George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images

Intervention by external powers against Syrian government forces is likely to increase as the campaign against the Islamic State terror group winds do(...)

Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad (right) in discussions with Alaeddin Boroujerdi,  head of Iran’s parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, in Damascus on Monday. Photograph: Sana via AP

The Syrian army unleashed a massive bombardment against one rebel enclave on Monday and prepared for the withdrawal of insurgents from another as Pre(...)

Suspected Islamic State members imprisoned just south of Mosul, in Iraq, in July 2017: Isis reveals it has taken into account the defeat of the “caliphate”. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/New York Times

Islamic State spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir has called upon the group’s fighters to focus on the Arab world rather than mount operations further afi(...)

Kurdish people living in Greece  protesting at    EU offices in Athens on April 11th,  They were calling for international intervention for Kurds in the Syrian city of Afrin.  Photograph: Getty Images

Turkey has castigated the Arab League for demanding the withdrawal of the Turkish army and allied Syrian militias from the Kurdish Afrin district in S(...)

Cllr Michael Mulligan, Dr Martin Garvey and Micheal Frain on The Square,  Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Mick McCormack.

It has been just over a year since the first group of Syrian refugees arrived at the Emergency Reception and Orientation Centre (EROC) in Ballaghaderr(...)

Every death counts sadly: Syrians carry dead bodies after reported shelling by government forces in Douma in the eastern Ghouta region, on November 17th, 2017. Photograph: Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty

In seven years, the casualties of Syria’s civil war have grown from the first handful of protesters shot by government forces to hundreds of thousands(...)

Damaged buildings in the besieged town of Douma, eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria. File photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

The Syrian government launched a fierce air and ground assault on the last rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta on Friday, killing at least 32 people in(...)

Krac des Chavaliers: The Krac’s thick stone walls withstood artillery fire and aerial bombardment.

Wadi al-Nasara enfolds travellers entering from the dusty yellow plain in a blanket of green and silver – the green of well-watered fields and the sil(...)

Amy Johnson: in May 1930, she flew solo from England to Australia, the first woman to do so

Amy Johnson was born in 1903, the same year that the Wright Brothers made their first flight. It would seem that this was no mere coincidence. Johnson(...)

A convoy transporting Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from the  town of Douma  to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The flow of Jaish al-Islam fighters from the besieged town of Douma in eastern Ghouta became a trickle on Tuesday while rival factions squabbled and c(...)

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