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(...)

Hala (9) receives treatment at a makeshift hospital following Syrian government bombardments on the rebel-held town of Saqba, in the besieged eastern Ghouta region, on Thursday. Photograph: Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty Images

A new wave of bombs struck Syria’s eastern Ghouta district on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a UN Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire(...)

An injured child receives treatment following bombings on several areas of eastern Ghouta, at a hospital in Douma, Syria. Photograph: Mohammed Badra/EPA

Aid agencies warned of an unfolding humanitarian catastrophe yesterday as Syrian government forces pounded a besieged Damascus suburb where about 250 (...)

  UN special envoy  for Syria Staffan de Mistura: hopes progress can be achieved in talks between the Syrian government and militants  in Geneva after ceasefires have been agreed in Kazakhstan. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The Syrian army regained territory from Islamic State in central and eastern Syria on Wednesday as ceasefire talks got under way again in Kazakhstan.(...)

UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura  is welcomed by Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Syrian government and opposition teams begin a fifth round of talks in Geneva on Thursday in an effort to end six years of war that has killed 350,000(...)

Jihad Makdissi: The head  of the opposition Cairo Platform called Russia’s role in ending the Syrian conflict “essential”. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

A Saudi-sponsored Syrian opposition group has cast doubt on the Damascus government’s willingness to reach agreement as talks on a peace deal continue(...)

UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura addresses the  Syrian delegations at talks in Geneva yesterday. Photograph: Pierre Albouy/Reuters

UN mediator Staffan de Mistura yesterday appealed to the Syrian government and opposition to take advantage of the historic opportunity offered by th(...)

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura: said Russia had promised to urge the Syrian government to halt aerial and ground attacks on insurgent-held areas. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

United Nations envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura does not expect a breakthrough in the fourth round of talks between the Syrian government and oppone(...)

An image shows a pool of blood and damage tp a classroom after it was reportedly hit by rebel rocket fire in the Furqan neighbourhood of the government-held side of west Aleppo, on Sunday. Photograph: George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images

The remaining hospitals on the rebel-held side of Aleppo have been badly damaged and forced to stop providing care amid an intensifying bombardment, a(...)

It is being described as a fragile ceasefire. It’s barely that. The violence across Syria over the last few weeks has taken hundreds of lives; in batt(...)

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