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
Attack a provocation aimed at derailing peace, says former Soviet nation
Abu Nimr, also known as Abdurrahman Shadad, is shot by 'unknown militiamen'
Controversial conference is the first event organised by the British Syrian Society in recent years
For those in Mouadamiya there may be a semblance of peace after a long and bloody battle, but ex-fighters are doubtful areas such as Aleppo will see the same
Residents remain sceptical that air strikes will cease, but the promised respite from bombs has turned attention to east Aleppo’s secondary problem of rapidly diminishing food stores and medical supplies
If the truce holds for a week, the US and Russia will form an unprecedented military partnership that will control airstrikes targeting Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra
In the first of a four-part series from Damascus, Patrick Cockburn finds that while much of Syria’s cultural heritage has been saved from being destroyed by Isis, workshops are taking advantage of the civil war to turn out imitations that are sold to the West
At least 43 people have been killed in a series of bombings, state media reports
One-month-old brothers Moaz and Nawaz al-Hashash died of heart failure at a private hospital in Damascus
The complexity of the conflict is well described as three-dimensional chess played by nine players with no rules
The suburb is home to one of one of Shia Islam's most renowned shrines
The aid delivered to the famished town contained medical supplies, vaccines, baby milk and nutrition items, but not food
Four helicopters, 20 lorries and a supply depot were destroyed in a series of fires at the airbase
UN investigators said detainees held by the Syrian government were being killed on a massive scale