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Syrian Amir Sendeh (28), feeds chickens in his small rooftop garden, in the Kalasseh district of besieged eastern Aleppo. Aid workers in eastern Aleppo were distributing the last available food rations on Thursday. Photograph: Karam al-Masri/AFP/Getty Images

Aid workers in eastern Aleppo were distributing the last available food rations on Thursday as the quarter of a million people besieged in the Syrian (...)

Staffan de Mistura: The UN’s  special envoy  to Syria  said he was willing to go personally to eastern Aleppo to escort  rebel fighters out of the city. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

The entire rebel-held section of eastern Aleppo could be destroyed by Christmas if the “cruel, constant” Russian- backed bombing of the Syrian city co(...)

Syria’s government is holding up delivery of UN aid that was supposed to move unhindered under a US-Russian peace deal, United Nations special envoy f(...)

 Syrian boys dive into a hole filled with water in the rebel-held neighbourhood of Sheikh Saeed in Aleppo province, Syria. Photograph: AP

Many besieged Syrian towns and cities are on the brink of falling to government forces, leading to mass evacuations similar to those seen in the town(...)

A civil defence member carries a child that survived from under the rubble at a site hit by air strikes in the insurgent-held area of Old Aleppo, Syria, on Thursday.  Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Air strikes on a hospital in Aleppo on Thursday killed three doctors and some 27 patients, in addition to dozens of civilians killed in strikes on in(...)

Islamic State (Isis) militants have abducted 300 cement workers and contractors in an area northeast of Damascus, Syrian state TV reported. File photograph: Reuters

Islamic State (Isis) militants have abducted 300 cement workers and contractors in an area northeast of Damascus, Syrian state TV reported as fighting(...)

UN mediator Staffan de Mistura (centre) heads to a meeting with the High Negotiations Committee  during Syria peace talks at the United Nations in Geneva. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian government and opposition, on Thursday, rejected the declaration by the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union party of a federal region in Kurdis(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin has pledged to do “whatever is necessary” to carry out the ceasefire and the “complicated” process of negotiating peace. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin.

Russian warplanes pounded insurgent-held areas across Syria yesterday ahead of the midnight cessation of hostilities agreed by the Syrian government (...)

A Syrian man walks past a poster bearing a portrait of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad on a street in the capital Damascus.   Opponents of Mr Assad expect the government to ignore the planned truce starting on Saturday. Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images

Russian warplanes bombed Syrian rebel-held areas in northwestern Syria and government forces pounded a suburb of the capital on Thursday, ahead of a (...)

Yacoub El Hillo, UN Resident and Humanitarian Co-ordinator  for the Syrian Arab Republic, informs the media on the humanitarian situation of Syria. Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA

The situation in Syria is deteriorating rapidly and poses a threat to the peace and security of the region and the world, United Nations humanitarian(...)

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