US president Donald Trump said ‘major decisions’ would be made on a Syria response in the next day or two. Photograph: AFP

After pictures of dead bodies and wounded children hooked up to respirators in the besieged Syrian town of Douma went viral, Russia was thrust into th(...)

Smoke rises from the Syria’s Afrin region. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

Turkish ground forces pushed into northern Syria’s Afrin province on Sunday, the army said, after Turkey launched artillery and air strikes on a US-ba(...)

A Syrian man rides a horse cart in a rebel-held area of Maaret al-Numan, in the country’s northern province of Idlib. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The level of violence in Syria has fallen since the “de-escalation” deal forged by Russia, Iran and Turkey came into force at midnight on Friday, desp(...)

A Russian navy missile boat of the Black Sea Fleet prepares for a voyage at the Crimean city of Sevastopol. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Romanian defence minister Mihnea Motoc has warned that Russia is causing a “constant degradation” of security on Nato’s eastern flank, but expressed c(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin said Russia will respect the outcome of Ukraine’s presidential election, butstopped short of declaring the upcoming poll as legitimate, saying merely that Moscow hopes for an end of the crisis in Ukraine. Photograph: Mikhail Kilmentyev/EPA/Kremlin Pool

Vladimir Putin says Russia will recognise the outcome of Ukraine’s presidential vote.The Russian president said Moscow will “respect the choice of the(...)

Pro-Russian activists storm the regional government headquarters in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko

Russia reacted in anger to fresh sanctions imposed by the EU and US yesterday, as violence flared in the eastern Ukrainian town of Luhansk. Pro-Rus(...)

Villagers talk with Ukrainian soldiers as they gather at a railway to stop Ukrainian tanks moving towards the airport in Kramatorsk, Ukraine. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times)

Nato said today it would send more ships, planes and troops to eastern Europe to reassure allies worried by Russia’s annexation of Crimea but s(...)