A child being treated in a hospital in Douma, eastern Ghouta in Syria, after a suspected chemical attack last weekend. Photograph:  White Helmets/Handout via Reuters

Foaming at the mouth and struggling to breathe, their eyes burning, the patients overwhelmed medics in the Syrian town of Douma in the hours after 7.3(...)

Damaged buildings in the besieged town of Douma, eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria. File photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

The Syrian government launched a fierce air and ground assault on the last rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta on Friday, killing at least 32 people in(...)

Smoke billows following a Syrian government bombardment in the town of Douma in the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta. Photograph: Hamza al-Ajweh/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian army intensified its onslaught in eastern Ghouta on Saturday with advances that a war monitor and state media said had splintered the encla(...)

Syria Civil Defence members help an unconscious woman from a shelter in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria, on Thursday. Photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar on Thursday urged the Syrian government to halt the bombing of eastern Ghouta near Damascus as the 7t(...)

Syrians fleeing the battle for control of Aleppo walk towards the Turkish border at the Bab al-Salam border gate, on February 5th. The districts held by anti-governmetn forces  in Aleppo are a prize they dare not lose. Photograph: Depo Photos via AP

When the battle for Syria’s largest city and commercial hub, Aleppo, began in July 2012, the provincial governor appealed for troops to counter rebel (...)