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A Syrian man carries a baby after removing him from the rubble of a destroyed building following a reported air strike in the Qatarji neighbourhood of  Aleppo on Wednesday. Photograph:  Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images

Warplanes mounted the heaviest air strikes in months against rebel-held districts of the city of Aleppo overnight, as Russia and the Syrian government(...)

People walk between rubble in the city of Homs, Syria, on Monday. The US-Russia agreement aimed not only to halt the bloodshed in Syria’s six-year war but to pave the way to restarting peace negotiations. Photograph: Youssef Badawi/EPA

A monitoring group on Monday night said 12 aid workers and truck drivers were killed when their humanitarian aid convoy was hit by air strikes in Alep(...)

The rebel-held Salihin neighbourhood of Aleppo  following a reported air strike on  September 11th. Photograph: Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images

Bags of body parts. Three young siblings killed along with their mother. A pregnant woman lying dead under a fallen roof. These sights – described by(...)

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan:  The US and Turkey have previously announced ambitious   joint policies concerning Syria that failed to materialise as disagreements emerged. Photograph:  Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, suggested that his country was ready to carry out a joint operation with the United States in northern Syri(...)

 Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan:  has vowed to devote equal energy to combating Islamic State jihadists and Syrian Kurdish fighters. Photograph: Syasin Bulbul/AFP/Getty

Turkish-backed forces pushed deeper into northern Syria on Monday and drew a rebuke from Nato ally the United States, which said it was concerned the (...)

Former diplomat Tom Fletcher says he saw Twitter not merely as a way of engaging with people but of influencing them. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

“For two years we have not heard from our ambassador in Spain, ” Thomas Jefferson once said. “If we again do not hear from him this year, we should wr(...)

Turkish army tanks and armoured personnel carriers moving toward the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey. Photograph:  Halit Onur Sandal/AP Photo

Turkey sent more tanks into northern Syria yesterday and demanded that Kurdish militia fighters retreat within a week as it seeks to secure the border(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and US secretary of state John Kerry following talks on Syria in Vienna.  Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

World powers have called on the United Nations to launch airdrops of food on besieged towns in Syria by the end of the month if aid access continues t(...)

Hizbullah supporters carry the coffin of Mustafa Badreddine during his funeral in Beirut on Friday, May 13th. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

A UN-backed court is expected to request conclusive evidence – perhaps in the form of DNA – that a Hizbullah commander killed last week was the same m(...)

Brian O’Keefe came across artist and cook Fiona Hallinan when she and her collaborator Katie Sanderson brought their food and art project, The Hare, t(...)

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