White Helmets

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Former British army officer James Le Mesurier standing near the Golden Horn, Istanbul, in an undated photo. The Russian foreign ministry said on Twitter on Friday that he  was a former British agent with reported “connections to terrorist groups”. Photograph: AP Photo

The British founder of an organisation that trained the “White Helmets” emergency response group has been found dead in Istanbul, five years after the(...)

White Helmet members remove a victim from the rubble of a house following a reported air strike by government forces on a rebel-held area in Daraa. File photograph: Mohamad Abazeed/AFP/Getty Images

The Israeli military has extracted more than 400 members of Syria’s White Helmets civil defence group and their families, evacuating them to Jordan fr(...)

A Syrian child receives treatment after an alleged chemical attack, at a field hospital in Saraqib, Idlib province, northern Syria. Photograph:  EPA

UN war crimes examiners say they are investigating a suspected poison gas attack that killed more than 50 people in a rebel-held area of northern Syri(...)