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Christmas holiday lights hang from trees in the ancient quarter of Bab al-Sharqi in Damascus. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

Beleaguered Syrian Christians, who belong to the world’s most ancient Christian communities, are set to celebrate a fifth Christmas during a war that (...)

 Idlib, in northwest Syria, on December 21st,   following reported Russian air strikes: Amnesty International has presenting what it said was evidence that the air raids had violated humanitarian law.  Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

Russia’s bombing of Syria may amount to a war crime because of the number of civilians its strikes have killed, Amnesty International said on in a rep(...)

We spoke to Syrians who have made their way to Berlin about their journeys and the future

Ehsan (21) Ehsan worked with various humanitarian relief organisations in Aleppo before joining the Syrian opposition as an assistant surgeon an(...)

Syrians gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in Homs. Photograph: EPA/STR

A red, white and black Syrian flag flys over an abandoned firing position consisting of rusty barrels wedged between two ancient columns at Palmyra S(...)

A medic treats an injured girl inside a field hospital after what activists said were air and missile strikes in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. The New York talks are geared to find a solution and bring peace to the war-torn state. Photograph: Reuters

The Syrian government says it hopes today’s meeting in New York of the Syria Support Group will achieve progress toward implementing the road map set (...)

 Two men stand next to  graffiti by elusive British artist Banksy representing Steve Jobs, founder and late chief executive  of Apple, at the migrant camp known as the “Jungle” in Calais, northern France,  December 12th, 2015.  Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

British graffiti artist Banksy’s mural of late Apple founder Steve Jobs as a refugee on a wall in the Calais migrant camp and two other Banksy works i(...)

Syrian rebel fighters leave the last opposition-held district of al-Waer in the city of Homs under a deal with the Syrian regime. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Rebels are leaving their last stronghold in the Syrian city of Homs in a truce that gives president Bashar al-Assad control of what was known as the (...)

Members of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent help some of the 300 civilians leaving the al-Waer neighbourhood, the last area under opposition control in central Homs, Syria, on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA/Syrian Arab News Agency

The belated evacuation of the al-Waer quarter of the central Syrian city of Homs amounts to a military, political and public relations boost for the S(...)

Members of the Syrian government forces stand guard as hundreds of civilians and Syrian rebel forces began evacuating the last opposition-held district of Waer in the central city of Homs, under a deal with the Syrian regime on Wednesday. Photograph Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images

Scores of people left the last area held by insurgents in the Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday under a local truce between the government and rebels,(...)

Policemen escort five Syrian men after they were detained at Toncontin international airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

A group of five Syrians paid smugglers $10,000 (€9,340) each to travel through multiple countries before being detained for carrying false Greek docum(...)

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