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Children receive treatment this week after a suspected gas attack on al-Shifunieh village, in eastern Ghouta, Syria. Photograph: Mohammed Badra/EPA

North Korea sent items used in ballistic missile and chemical weapons programmes to Syria along with missile technicians in violation of UN sanctions,(...)

Smoke rises from  the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta, Syria on Tuesday, where a United Nations-sponsored ceasefire has failed to take hold. Photograph: /AFP/Getty Images

Air strikes and rocket fire continued into the night on Tuesday, after a five-hour lull ordered by Vladimir Putin failed to provide aid to the rebel-h(...)

 A wounded man is treated  in a hospital in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria. Photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

Syrian opposition activists have reported a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, leaving three people dead (...)

 Syrian Civil Defense, the White Helmets,  carry a man who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta. Photograph: Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP

The UN Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the la(...)

An injured child receives medical attention inside a hospital in Douma, Ghouta, Syria. Photograph: Mohammed Badra/EPA

The medical system in eastern Ghouta is near collapse, medics and doctors say, after nearly a week of air strikes that have hit 22 hospitals and clini(...)

Hala (9) receives treatment at a makeshift hospital following Syrian government bombardments on the rebel-held town of Saqba, in the besieged eastern Ghouta region, on Thursday. Photograph: Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty Images

A new wave of bombs struck Syria’s eastern Ghouta district on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a UN Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire(...)

Inspired by the Oscar-nominated film, three billboards circle the United Nations headquarters in New York on Thursday to demand action on Syria in advance of a Security Council vote. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP /Getty Images

Russia has blocked a UN resolution that would have established a 30-day ceasefire and humanitarian deliveries in eastern Ghouta, saying that widespre(...)

 A Syrian man carries an injured boy as he walks on rubble of damaged buildings in the rebel-held besieged town of Hamouriyeh, eastern Ghouta. Over 300 people have been killed in the last four days. Photograph:  Reuters

Russia has called for a UN Security Council meeting to be convened on Thursday to discuss the crisis in the besieged Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta(...)

In this April 13th, 2017 photo, Kim Yo Jong is pictured during the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area, a collection of more than a dozen apartment buildings, in Pyongyang, North Korea.Photograph: AP/Wong Maye-E

North Korea will send the younger sister of leader Kim Jong-un as a representative to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, making her the first member (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and Britain’s prime minister Theresa May hold a press conference at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, west of London,  on Thursday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has told Britain that its financial services sector cannot enjoy full access to Europe unless it accepts the jurisdic(...)

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