Assad's first cousin Rami Makhlouf was described as 'the poster boy for corruption'
Officials previously confirmed the group was manufacturing and using chemical weapons in Syria and Iraq
The King of Saudi Arabia, the ex-vice president of Iraq and the daughter of China's former premier are also named in the tax haven leak
The Alawite declaration was reportedly smuggled out of Syria in high secrecy, with its authors chosing to conceal their names out of fears for their safety
The successful advance of the army marks an important moment for Assad, but it will be difficult for to them to gain much ground further east
While thousands starve as the conflict rages on, the UN’s peace efforts have resumed in a lakeside palace
Crowds threw the pilots into the air while Russia’s state television filmed the celebrations
Russia's deputy defence minister said the Russian air force has 'the task to continue carrying out strikes on terrorist facilities'
As Stalingrad-size casualties mount in civil war Syria today, it's worth remembering how the French and British thought they could create a 'modern' Syria in 1941
Overall violence is thought to have fallen by 90 per cent in the first five days of the truce
General Phil Breedlove claimed civilians were being deliberately bombed to drive migration to Europe
Isis claimed the car bomb attack in an online statement
Speaking to Spanish newspaper El Pais, he added that he was 'ready' for a ceasefire
Adel al-Jubeir, the foreign affairs minister, said there would have to be assurance weapons would not 'fall into the wrong hands'
Syria's government has approved humanitarian access to seven besieged areas, including the city of Madaya where dozens of people are thought to have died from starvation, the UN has said.
Peter Ford was criticised as an 'aplogist' for saying that the Assad regime should be negotiated with