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Expectations for US secretary of state Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow were not high. It was always unlikely the Russians would announce any immediate(...)

Rex Tillerson with EU foreign police chief Federica Mogherini during a meeting of foreign ministers from the G7 group,  in Lucca, Italy, on Monday. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson is taking a hard line against Russia on the eve of his first diplomatic trip to Moscow, calling the country “inco(...)

A Syrian boy poses for a photograph in the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp, near the Syrian-Turkish border, northern Aleppo province in Syria. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

A ceasefire deal between Syrian government forces and rebels that took effect at midnight held early on Friday, after initial isolated clashes and gun(...)

A picture shows destruction following an air strike in the rebel-held Ansari district in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Photograph: Karam Al Masi

Warplanes launched some of the heaviest air strikes yet on rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Friday after the Russian-backed Syrian army declared an offe(...)

US president Barack Obama pictured uring the opening ceremony of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China. Photograph: Nicolas Asfonri/Reuters

The United States and Russia on Sunday tried to finalise a ceasefire deal for Syria, a second this year after a first collapsed, but US president Bar(...)

A Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy waits at the entrance of the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya: The UN’s humanitarian chief   told the UN Security Council earlier this year that severe food shortages were forcing some people in Daraya to eat grass. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

Buses, ambulances and trucks have lined up at the entrance of a long-blockaded Damascus suburb to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck be(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry,   Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov  and UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura    meet in Vienna. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

World and regional powers have agreed to try and turn a fragile truce in Syria into a comprehensive ceasefire. Meeting in Vienna, the global powers h(...)

Australia’s Attorney-General George Brandis speaks during a press conference in Brisbane on Sunday. Mr  Brandis commented on charges laid against five men who allegedly wanted to use a small boat to reach Indonesia and then to join the so called Islamic State terrorist group  in Syria. Photograph: EPA

Australian police have charged five men suspected of planning to travel to Syria to join Islamic State via a journey that would start in a small moto(...)

File photo  April 28th, 2016: A man carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: AP

Syrian opposition fighters have shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offen(...)

Deserted streets and damaged buildings in the central Syrian town of Talbisseh in the Homs province after Russia confirmed that it carried out its first air strike in Syria. Photograph: Mahmoud Taha/AFP/Getty Images

The White House warned Russia that its military actions in Syria risk prolonging the four-year-old conflict in the country as the US and Russian milit(...)

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