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Three of Mo’een Al Ali’s daughters watch on as their parents explain the barriers preventing them from going to school. Photograph: Peter Biro/European Union 2018

Three years have passed since the last time Mo’een Al Ali’s children stepped inside a school classroom. The local schools are full and the family cann(...)

Maran from Daraa in southern Syrian holds her newborn daughter Matin at the maternity hospital in the Zaatari refugee camp. Photograph: Peter Biro/European Union 2018

Baby Matin is less than five hours old when we meet. Matin’s mother Maran gingerly lifts her baby, swaddled in bundles of soft blankets, from the cot (...)

 The Syrian national flag rises in the midst of damaged buildings in Daraa-al-Balad, an opposition-held part of the southern city of Daraa, on Thursday. Photograph: Mohamad Abazeed/AFP/Getty Images

Forces loyal to the regime of the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad have entered rebel-controlled parts of Daraa, the birthplace of protests that led t(...)

Internally displaced people from Deraa province arrive near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Quneitra, Syria, on June 29th. Photograph:  Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters

Fears are mounting about the safety of more than 270,000 civilians who have fled recent fighting in southern Syria, with aid groups and local doctors (...)

Displaced Syrians from the Daraa province fleeing shelling by pro-government forces wait in a makeshift camp to cross the Jordanian border, near the town of Nasib, southern Syria. Photograph: Mohamad Abazeed/AFP/Getty Images

Jordan’s foreign minister said he would hold talks with his Russian counterpart over the conflict in Syria, where the latest government offensive in t(...)

Syrian ex-activist Razan Alakraa with her husband, Ahmad Alhameed, in Portsmouth, England. Alakraa  has stopped documenting crimes for the sake of her mental health.

Six years ago this month, many in Syria felt their country was on the precipice of monumental change. Authoritarian regimes across North Africa were c(...)

Syrian refugee children walk to  school during rainy weather at  Al Zaatari refugee camp in  Jordanian city of Mafraq, near  border with Syria. Photograph:  Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

“The future is dark, but in our architectural department, we’re already working on designs for rebuilding Syria some day,” says Raed (26), an architec(...)

Asma al-Assad, wife of  Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. “In Syria we believe in honouring our word. That’s important,” she told Russia’s Channel 24. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

Her hair was tastefully curled, her makeup flawless and discreet. Asma al-Assad’s tone, too, was impeccably sober when she gave her first television i(...)

Children being treated at a makeshift hospital following reported government air strikes on the rebel-held town of Douma, east of Damascus, as the ceasefire took hold on Monday. Photograph: Abd Doumany/AFP/Getty Images

A nationwide ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia is mostly holding across Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesd(...)

Refugees and migrants queue to receive food in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

The RAF’s Red Arrows could not have picked a more unsuitable location for their annual overseas training than the skies above the Ritsona refugee camp(...)

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