The two sides in Syria’s civil war are due to start talking on Friday after three years of savage strife.
6.3 million people are now in critical need of food
His words come after the UN offered Iran a place at Wednesday's meetings on Sunday, which had been withdrawn by Monday
The story of one Syrian's journey from Damascus to Manchester
Al-Assad will stay in power. The rebels are not strong enough to remove him without Western intervention
Compared writing poetry to the sex act? May he be turned to dust!
Dr Abbas Khan, 32, was on the verge of being released when his family were told of his death
From child torture to sarin gas, the security services’ methods have dictated the war
Syrians 'forced to eat cats and dogs' to survive the war as three-quarters of population of 22 million will need aid to survive next year
Chemical weapons were used in Syria, UN weapons inspectors have said, and probably in several locations.
A spokesperson for the Free Syrian Army said the move was rushed and mistaken
They hope a ‘hearts and minds’ campaign – promising extra aid and public services in opposition-held areas – will help counter similar efforts by more radical Muslim groups
No country volunteered to perform the task, and there is money to be made from it, says David Usborne
The new Islamic Front will have an estimated 45,000 fighters under its control
Humanitarian agency official tweets that four of the seven kidnapped on Sunday are safe
Teenager met the president in the Oval Office as he signed a proclamation marking Friday as 'International Day of the Girl'