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Volunteer barbers wear masks as they cut hair  at a camp for displaced Syrians from Idlib and Aleppo provinces, near the town of Maaret Misrin in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour

Coronavirus has reinforced and prolonged the 32-day Russian-Turkish ceasefire imposed in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province since the World Health Or(...)

Displaced Syrian women at a camp in Kafr Lusin village on the border with Turkey in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty

Syrians at home and abroad are marking the ninth anniversary of the war that has killed tens of thousands of compatriots, rendered half the population(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Russian president Vladimir Putin (R) shake hands during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Michael Klimentyev/EPA/Sputnik/Kremlin pool

Russia and Turkey announced a ceasefire in the Syrian province of Idlib on Thursday as part of a deal that solidifies recent gains by the regime of Ba(...)

Members of Turkish-backed Syrian opposition “National Liberation Front” fire heavy artillery guns at government forces near the town Taftanaz,  Idlib province on Friday. Photograph:  Abdulwajed Haj Esteifi/AFP via Getty Images

Nato allies will consider strengthening Ankara’s air defences in response to the strike that killed 33 Turkish troops in rebel-held Syria overnight, f(...)

Turkey-backed Syrian fighters celebrate in the town of Saraqib in the eastern part of the Idlib province on Thursday. Photograph: Abdulaziz Ketaz/AFP via Getty Images

Syrian rebels backed by Turkish forces said on Thursday they had recaptured the crossroads town of Saraqeb, in a first big push-back of a Syrian gover(...)

 A woman sits in front of makeshift tents as civilians take shelter in Haram region at the Syria-Turkey border, after fleeing Idlib Photograph:  Muhammed Said/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The baby wasn’t moving. Her body had gone hot, then cold. Her father rushed her to a hospital, going on foot when he could not find a car, but it was (...)

Flame and smoke are seen during an Israeli air strike in Gaza  on Sunday. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Gaza militant group Islamic Jihad indicated on Monday night that the current round of fighting was over, after it had fired more than 80 rockets at so(...)

Smoke  rising during  the Syrian government forces’ bombardment of the town of Khan Sheikhun in  Idlib province. Photograph:   Getty Images

A Turkish soldier was killed in Syria’s Idlib region in a bomb attack by Russian-backed government forces, the defence ministry said on Saturday. It i(...)

Syrians refugees flee their homes in Idlib. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened imminent action in the region if Damascus fails to withdraw. Photograph: Burak Kara/Getty Images

Hemmed against a border wall in Somme-like mud and misery, nearly a million Syrians are awaiting their fate. Nearby, Iranian-backed militias and what (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  listens to Turkish president Recep Tayip Erdogan  in Istanbul,Turkey. File photograph: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Turkey may be taking a detour from a collision course with Russia in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan had(...)

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