Leading charity tells of collaborative multi-faith efforts to free persecuted minority group
Blast kills opposition fighters pushing Isis back near Turkish border
Saudi Arabia’s military pressure on Assad served only to make him seek more help from Russia, precipitating intervention which the US was not prepared to oppose
‘Russia is not yet done with its campaign in Syria’
Robert Clarke handed community order for failing to give officers pin number to his mobile phone
US Central Command says several strikes, including one that hit a hospital car park, remain under investigation
Like previous Syria ceasefire deals, it has been shaky from the start
Ryan Lock, 20, left for Syria in August after telling friends and family he was going to Turkey on holiday
Russian President Vladimir Putin described the truce as 'quite fragile' and requiring 'special attention and patience'
Turkey is giving priority to fighting the Kurds at home and abroad; getting rid of Assad is well down its political agenda
Twitter poll suggests Britain's lack of comment on Syria deal is due to one of three reasons: 'Jealousy', 'FCO on holiday' or 'Can’t believe'
Several previous ceasefires collapsed — some in a matter of days
Attack a provocation aimed at derailing peace, says former Soviet nation
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Meeting in Ankara reportedly brokers ceasefire terms to come into effect from midnight. Kremlin refuses to comment.
'Saudis in the Islamic State (Isis) are fewer than what most of us would imagine,' says general