Guided missiles seen in the sky during what is reported to be an attack in Damascus, Syria. Photograph: Youmiyat Qadifat Hawun fi Damashq/Reuters

Amid fears that the two countries are heading towards a major confrontation, Israel and Iran continued to threaten each other on Monday, indicating th(...)

Syrian rebel fighters prepare in anticipation of an attack by the regime on Idlib province, in Kafr Zeta. Photograph: Zein Al Rifai/AFP/Getty Images

The UN envoy for Syria has proposed that civilians in the rebel-held region of Idlib could be evacuated to government areas. Staffan de Mistura expre(...)

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(...)

Insurgent  fighters fire towards positions of regime forces in Ramousah on the southwestern edges of Syria’s northern city of Aleppo on Saturday. Photograph: Fadi Aa-Halabi/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian insurgents who broke the siege of rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Saturday in a significant territorial gain came under intense air attack from p(...)

People have been accused of collaboration for having a picture of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad on their phones, according to one source. Photograph: EPA

Gunmen have abducted 230 civilians, including at least 60 Christians, in a central Syrian town hours after it fell to Islamic State, according to the (...)

Kurdish refugees from the Syrian town of Kobani in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province today. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Fierce fighting is said to under way in a Syrian border town where Kurdish militiamen are struggling to repel advances by the Islamic State group.The (...)

Muslims perform a prayer today near the Turkish border with Syria for Kurdish fighters killed in Kobani while fighting against Islamic State. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

Islamic State fighters advanced deeper into the Syrian town of Kobani on the Turkish border today, taking almost complete control of an area where the(...)

A Syrian Kurdish refugee  and her daughter waits for transportation after crossing into Turkey from  Kobani yesterday. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamic State militants for the Syrian border town of Kobani fuelled rising tension inside Turkey yesterday as th(...)

 A photograph taken from Turkey shows Islamic State (IS) flags displayed by militants in the east of Syrian Kobani city, at the Syria-Turkey border near Sanliurfa, yesterday. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Turkey’s president said the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was “about to fall” as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cos(...)

A boy reacts inside his home that was damaged by what activists said was shelling from forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar Al-Assad in Qatana, Aleppo. Photograph: Mahmoud Hebbo/Reuters

Syrian government helicopters dropped barrels full of explosives on a rebel-held town near the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 50 people in (...)

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