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 The meeting in London takes place in the wake of Lakhdar Brahimi (centre) announcing that he is stepping down as UN envoy for Syria. Photograph: EPA

In a bid to revive the diplomatic option for resolving the Syrian conflict, US secretary of state John Kerry is to meet European and Arab counterparts(...)

A portrait of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in Damascus yesterday. Assad and two little-known challengers are the final three contenders for the presidential elections scheduled for June 3rd. Photograph: EPA/Youssef Badawi

Campaigning in Syria’s first multi-candidate presidential election began yesterday as al-Qaeda-linked insurgents continued to cut water supplies to Al(...)

Homs, Syria’s third-largest city, has a strategic position linking the country’s main north-south axis with the route to the government’s strongholds on the Mediterranean coast. Photograph: EPA

Syrian forces took full control today over Homs, a city once associated with scenes of joyous pro-democracy crowds but now famed for images of ruin t(...)

Forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad search for survivors under the debris at a hotel used by Dr Assad’s forces, in old Aleppo today. Photograph: George Ourfalian/Reuters

Syrian rebels have claimed responsibility for the bombing of a hotel being used by the military in the northern city of Aleppo. Reports say the explos(...)

Blood stains are seen on the floor of a damaged classroom at Ain Jalout school that was hit by what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighbourhood. Photograph: Reuters

An air strike on a school in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s forces killed at least 18 people yesterday, mainly (...)

A United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Syrian Arab Red Crescent team arrives to the Bustan al-Qasser neighbourhood in Aleppo, which is controlled by opposition forces. Photograph: EPA/UNHCR

Fighting, and the calculations of both the Syrian government and insurgents, determine whether civilians in contested areas eat, drink, cook an(...)

Flames rise from damaged cars where bombs exploded on a commercial street in Homs province. Photograph: AP Photo/SANA

The road to Homs from Damascus takes two hours to travel. The route runs between urban battlefields and unscathed countryside. On the ou(...)

People work in a field near Aleppo in Syria. Some 6.5 million Syrians could require emergency rations, the World Food Programme has warned. Photograph: Nour Kelze/Reuters

The World Food Programme has warned that war-torn Syria is facing a drought that could threaten the lives of (...)

Dutch Jesuit Fr Frans van der Lugt chats with civilians in the besieged area of Homs on January 29th. Fr van der Lug was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Homs. Photogtaph: Yazan Homsy/Reuters

A Dutch Jesuit priest was beaten and shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his monastery in the besieged Syrian city of Homs today, the Vatican s(...)

Yehya Chaker Charkieh (left), the millionth Syrian refugee in Lebanon, speaks to a representative at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, today. Photograph: Omar Ibrahim/Reuters

The number of Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon officially topped 1 million today, highlighting the growing humanitarian catastrophe cau(...)

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