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Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and  Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin: Co-operation between Moscow and Ankara was agreed by  Putin and  Erdogan who is angered over western criticism of his policies and seeking realignment. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

Russia’s announcement of its intention to establish a permanent base near Syria’s port of Latakia and the decision of Moscow and Ankara to conduct joi(...)

Razan Ibraheem: “My dad is so pro-women, he’s a kind of feminist. He never tried to restrict me. I questioned everything.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Razan Ibraheem stopped watching news reports from Syria temporarily in the run-up to her exams. Hearing tales of the death and destruction in her hom(...)

A bomb site at a bus station in the coastal Syrian city of Tartous on Monday. Photograph: EPA

Bomb blasts killed scores of people in Jableh and Tartous on Syria’s Mediterranean coast on Monday and wounded many others in the government-controll(...)

File photo  April 28th, 2016: A man carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: AP

Syrian opposition fighters have shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offen(...)

Syrian children take part in a rally in solidarity with Aleppo, in the Lebanese northern port city of Tripoli, on Sunday. More than a week of fighting in Syria’s second city has killed hundreds of civilians and left a UN-backed peace process hanging by a thread. Concern has been growing that the fighting in Aleppo will lead to the complete collapse of a landmark ceasefire between president Bashar al-Assad’s regime and non-jihadist rebels that was brokered by Moscow and Washington. Photograph: Ibrahim Chalhoub/AFP/Getty Images

Washington and Moscow said on Monday they were working hard to extend a truce in Syria to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation o(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry: he said efforts to revive a cessation of hostilities must include Aleppo. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Russia said on Sunday talks were taking place to include Aleppo in a temporary lull in fighting declared by the Syrian army in some western parts of t(...)

A Red Crescent aid worker inspects scattered medical supplies after an airstrike on a medical depot in the rebel-held Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria on April 30th, 2016. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

The United States is working on “specific initiatives” to reduce the violence in Syria and sees stopping the bloodshed in Aleppo as a top priority, a(...)

Smoke rises after airstrikes on the rebel-held al-Sakhour neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Syria called local truces near Damascus and in a northern province on Friday but no halt to combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in(...)

 People evacuate an injured man amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Qatarji, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on Friday. Photograph: Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images

Syria called local truces near Damascus and in a northern province on Friday but no halt to combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in(...)

A man mourns as the bodies of his son and grandchildren, reportedly killed in an air strike, are placed in an ambulance in the rebel-held city of Douma, Syria, on Friday. Photograph:  Abd Doumany/AFP/Getty Images

Heavy air strikes were reported to have hit rebel-held areas near Damascus as fighting raged across much of western Syria on Friday, hours before a U(...)

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