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Forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad engage in an operation to push rebels from the road between the al-Safira area and  Aleppo International Airport yesterday. Photograph: George Ourfalian

Concern mounted yesterday over two kidnapped bishops from Aleppo after reports of their release were contradicted. Bishop Boulos Yazgi o(...)

A member of a Free Syrian Army walks past damaged building and debris in Dera. Photograph: Reuters

Two Christian bishops kidnapped near the northern Syrian city of Aleppo were freed yesterday and arrived safely at St Elias church in the city.(...)

Free Syrian Army fighters move through a hole in a wall during an infiltration operation in Aleppo’s neighbourhood of Salaheddine on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters.

Two Syrian archbishops from Aleppo were abducted yesterday while traveling outside that besieged northern city, the official news media and an(...)

Syrian army soldiers  prepare for an offensive in Aleppo’s Liramoun area yesterday. Photograph: George Ourfalian/Reuters

The Group of Eight foreign ministers meeting in London yesterday continued to disagree over Syria, calling for greater humanitarian aid for the(...)

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said today that the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a ‘crime against humanity’ . Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

The United Nations will investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, which would be “a crime against humanity”, secretary-ge(...)

Israeli doctors stand at the bedside of a Syrian at Rambam Hospital in the northern Israeli city of Haifa. Israeli soldiers gave medical treatment today to four Syrians wounded in fighting near the ceasefire line on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the army said. Photograph: Pioter Fliter/Rambam Hospital/Reuters

Syria ’s main opposition group has demanded a full international investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack in the country’s north.(...)

Internally displaced children in a school playground in Zayta, where pictures of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad still hang in schools and public building.

Civilians of all ages caught up in the Syria n conflict increasingly face death, maiming and severe trauma, according to Un icef, Save the Chil(...)

Israeli reserve soldiers preparing to take on Hizbullah, their militia vanguard in neighbouring Lebanon. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

The elephant in the Lebanese- Syria n room is Hizbullah, the Lebanese Shia movement that is a major political, economic and military player on (...)

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