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TOSyrian civilians walk above the rubble of destroyed buildings in the rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta on Monday. Photograph: Hamza al-Ajweh/AFP/Getty Images

The Russian military has offered Syrian rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta, setting out a proposal to let the insurgents surrender their last m(...)

A general view of Mountjoy Prison. The Cabinet is expected to commit today to introducing minimum mandatory sentences for repeat sexual offenders and to increasing the penalties for women who commit incest. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Cabinet is expected to commit today to introducing minimum mandatory sentences for repeat sexual offenders and to increasing the penalties for wom(...)

Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers give medical supplies to civilians in eastern Ghouta on Monday. Photograph: Syrian Arab Red Crescent/Reuters

An aid convoy has entered the besieged, rebel-held Syrian enclave in eastern Ghouta, two weeks into a renewed regime offensive that has killed more th(...)

 South Korean delegation (L row) talking with General Kim Yong Chol (2nd R), who is in charge of inter-Korean affairs for North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, during their meeting in Pyongyang. Photograph: Blue House handout/AFP

A South Korean delegation met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Monday, a South Korean official said, after arriving in the North on a visit aimed at(...)

A  man cycles past destroyed buildings in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the besieged eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian government forces launched a ground assault on the edge of the rebel-held eastern Ghouta enclave on Wednesday, seeking to gain territory despit(...)

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(...)

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