President Bashar al-Assad indicates he is willing to consider the possibility of stepping down in free elections if rebels agree to restarting peace talks later this month
Aircraft carrier will retrace its trip as it heads back to Severomorsk on the Arctic coast
Russian President Vladimir Putin described the truce as 'quite fragile' and requiring 'special attention and patience'
Several previous ceasefires collapsed — some in a matter of days
Fighters and civilians who managed to leave the city before an apparent ceasefire breakdown are being taken to neighbouring Idlib province, which has also suffered heavy bombing in recent months - and is likely to see intensified attacks
Ceasefire deal has seen people evacuated from eastern areas of the city
Attack comes after UN says bombing of civilian areas could amount to war crimes
Rebel officials say implementation of deal to begin by early Thursday morning
'Is there no act of barbarism against civilians, no execution of a child that gets under your skin?'
Our political masters are in league with the Syrian rebels, and for the same reason as the rebels kidnap their victims – money
Rebel officials and Russian envoy to the UN claim a ceasefire agreement has been reached amid 'complete meltdown of humanity'
Residents in the besieged areas of the city have described the situation as 'doomsday'
Joint statement from six Western powers asks Russia and Iran to use their influence on Syrian government to secure cessation in hostilities, as rebels also make rare plea for truce
Retaking rebel-controlled east Aleppo would mark biggest military success for regime forces since the surrender of Homs in 2014
Second crash in three weeks calls Admiral Kuznetsov’s presence in the Mediterranean into question
'I don't believe that in the end that it will significantly affect our relations with Washington' Foreign Secretary says