A man holds a sign honouring journalist Marie Colvin at a memorial service in London in May 2012. File photograph: Stefan Wermuth//Reuters

A US judge has ruled that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s government is liable for at least $302.5 million (about €264 million) in damages for its(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their trilateral meeting in Tehran.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia on Friday failed to agree on a ceasefire that would forestall a Syrian goverment offensive in rebel-held Idl(...)

Displaced Syrians are seen leaving opposition held areas of Daraa on Tuesday. Photograph: Mohamad Abazeed/AFP

Syrian troops widened a major offensive against rebels in the southwest on Tuesday and Jordan said it would not open its border to tens of thousands o(...)

Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia had not tampered with the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack on April 7th  in Douma, Syria. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images

Western diplomats accused Syria and Russia on Monday of preventing weapons inspectors from reaching the site of an alleged chemical attack by the Syri(...)

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,(...)

An injured child receives first aid in hospital after a bombing in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Syria, on Thursday. Mohammed Badra/EPA

France urged Russia to make Syria’s government ease a dire humanitarian crisis in two rebel-held areas as more air strikes pounded them on Friday, ad(...)

A picture taken on December 24th shows Syrian baby Karim Abdallah, who lost an eye as well as his mother in government shelling on Ghouta, being carried by his father inside his family home in the  eastern Ghouta region. Photograph: Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty Images

Medical evacuations have begun from the Syrian rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta to Damascus, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria(...)

Damaged buildings in a rebel-held part of the southern city of Dera in June. File photograph: Reuters

There have been no air strikes or clashes in southwestern Syria since a US-Russian brokered ceasefire deal took effect on Sunday morning, a war monito(...)

Syrian ex-activist Razan Alakraa with her husband, Ahmad Alhameed, in Portsmouth, England. Alakraa  has stopped documenting crimes for the sake of her mental health.

Six years ago this month, many in Syria felt their country was on the precipice of monumental change. Authoritarian regimes across North Africa were c(...)

A rebel fighter reacts while riding a military vehicle in Dahiyat al-Assad, west Aleppo city, Syria October 28th, 2016. Photograph: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

Rebels outside Aleppo have launched the opening salvo of a battle aimed at breaking the siege of the opposition-controlled east of the city. Opposi(...)

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