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Shocking satellite images show devastation in districts that back opposition to President Assad

93,000 killed in Syrian civil war since March 2011, says UN

Among the victims were 6,561 children 1,700 of them under ten years old

BNP’s Nick Griffin tours Damascus as guest of President Assad

Party leader compared life in Syria to that in Belfast during The Troubles

Syria: Two suicide bombers kill 14 in central Damascus attack

Attack comes as regime forces prepare an assault to recapture the northern city of Aleppo after having retaken Qusayr from the rebels

A rebel fighter in Aleppo, which could soon come under an assault from pro-Assad forces

Syria civil war: President Bashar al-Assad's forces plan assault on rebels in Aleppo

The city is still split between rebel-held and government-held areas

Putin offers Russian troops as Golan Heights peacekeepers to replace Austrian forces

Vladimir Putin has offered to send Russian troops to act as peacekeepers in the Golan Heights after Austria said it would withdraw its forces following violent clashes in the area earlier this week.

Syrian government soldiers in Qusayr

Syria: President Assad’s forces plan to re-take Aleppo with Hezbollah after capturing border town of Qusayr

Rebels lose strategic town of Qusayr after three weeks of bitter fighting

The passports of the two dead Westerners

British jihadi one of three Westerners killed in Syria in battle with Assad regime

Family confirm death of American woman also fighting Assad’s forces as part of Islamist group loyal to al-Qa’ida

Syria: Opposition set to boycott peace talks, saying Hezbollah's involvement makes dialogue 'impossible'

Comments come as a blow to international community, which has been at loggerheads over how to end the conflict

Syria must become a 'resistance nation like Hezbollah' says President Bashar al-Assad

Topple Assad in Syria to deal a blow to Iran?

A report on the conflict in Syria by the European Council for Foreign Relations argues two things: one, arming the rebels will only make the situation worse; two, Iran needs to be brought into diplomatic discussions. Donald Macintyre backs the report in today's column for Independent Voices. There is anything but consensus on the issue however, as these pieces from the Financial Times and Washington Post illustrate.

Syrian forces clashed with rebels in Aleppo

Syria arms embargo lifted: Britain and France force EU to relax ban on supplying weapons to rebels

William Hague says outcome gives 'flexibility' to deal with worsening situation

People in Qusair inspect the damage caused by government air strikes

Syria civil war: Hezbollah takes fight to anti-Assad rebels as they storm rebel-held town of Qusair

Militia offensive kills dozens as regime attempts to secure control of coast road

The Turkish premier, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, received sympathy and words of support from Barack Obama but no promise of drastic action against the Damascus regime

Analysis: West learns to jaw not war on Syria as the country's civil war destabilises the region

Sunday’s reports that the Syrian conflict was spilling over into Lebanon can be taken as further evidence that the sectarian civil war is destabilising the region. There are also signs that the unending strife is pushing the two players who really matter, America and Russia, towards trying for negotiations and a ceasefire based on the Geneva Accord signed last June.

Up to 60 people injured after elderly driver ploughs into Virginia parade

Up to 60 people were injured when a driver described by witnesses as an elderly man drove his car into a group of hikers marching in a parade in a small Virginia mountain town.

Abu Sakkar, the man who has introduced cannibalism into the Syrian civil war

Syrian civil war: The day I met the organ eating cannibal rebel Abu Sakkar's fearsome followers

Kim Sengupta hears how a group he saw as moderates has been pushed to extremes

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Clashes broke out today between Palestinians marking the Nakba, and Israeli security officials.

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