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 Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, joint winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Photographs:  Lucas Jackson/Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Two leaders of the struggle against sexual violence in war have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, a choice that will hearten campaigners fighting for(...)

Syrians gather at a site of car bomb in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian military has deployed along the borders of al-Qaeda-dominated Idlib province and has begun shelling insurgents’ positions, prompting fears (...)

A girl stands behind a fence at a school to which she and her family have been evacuated from a village near Hodeidah airport amid fighting between government forces and Houthi fighters in Hodeidah, Yemen. Photograph: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters

Talks are at an advanced stage for the United Nations to take over the administration of the vital port of Hodeidah under siege from a Saudi-led coali(...)

Syrian Red Crescent Syrian staff evacuate a babyfrom the eastern Ghouta district on the outskirts of Damascus. Photograph: Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian Red Crescent ambulances began emergency evacuations of seriously ill children and adults on Wednesday from the besieged rebel and jihadi strong(...)

Rebel fighters and civilians wait to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Thousands were evacuated from the last rebel-held enclave in Aleppo on Monday after a deal was reached to allow people to leave two besieged pro-gover(...)

A woman carries a container of water as she walks past a burnt pick-up truck in the rebel held area of Aleppo, Syria, on Novemer 14th. The last UN rations in Aleppo were distributed the previous day. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

As Syria’s government presses a fierce assault on eastern Aleppo, its siege is making life ever harder for civilians who are being forced to sift thro(...)

Syrian Amir Sendeh (28), feeds chickens in his small rooftop garden, in the Kalasseh district of besieged eastern Aleppo. Aid workers in eastern Aleppo were distributing the last available food rations on Thursday. Photograph: Karam al-Masri/AFP/Getty Images

Aid workers in eastern Aleppo were distributing the last available food rations on Thursday as the quarter of a million people besieged in the Syrian (...)

Staffan de Mistura: The UN’s  special envoy  to Syria  said he was willing to go personally to eastern Aleppo to escort  rebel fighters out of the city. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

The entire rebel-held section of eastern Aleppo could be destroyed by Christmas if the “cruel, constant” Russian- backed bombing of the Syrian city co(...)

Syria’s government is holding up delivery of UN aid that was supposed to move unhindered under a US-Russian peace deal, United Nations special envoy f(...)

 Syrian boys dive into a hole filled with water in the rebel-held neighbourhood of Sheikh Saeed in Aleppo province, Syria. Photograph: AP

Many besieged Syrian towns and cities are on the brink of falling to government forces, leading to mass evacuations similar to those seen in the town(...)

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