Conjoined twins Moaz and Nawras being evacuated by ambulance to the children’s hopsital in Damascus. Photograph: Syrian Red Crescent  via Twitter

Conjoined twin baby boys in Syria were evacuated across lines from a rebel stronghold to Damascus Children’s Hospital on Friday, the first of at leas(...)

Smoke rises after what activists said was shelling by the forces of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Old Aleppo’s Kadi Askar area, Syria, August 1st, 2015. Photograph: Reuters

Islamic State militants battled rival insurgent groups on Wednesday north of the city of Aleppo, where officials say the Syrian army is preparing an o(...)

A frame grab taken from footage released by Russia’s defence ministry on Monday shows air strikes carried  in Syria. Photograph: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Reuters

Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu has claimed that Russia is using warships in the Caspian Sea to target Islamic State in Syria. Mr Shoigu told (...)

Medics transport a body at the site of explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut today. Photograph: Reuters

Two explosions, at least one caused by a suicide bomber, rocked Iran’s embassy in Lebanon today, killing at least 23 people, including an Iranian cult(...)