Angela Merkel to visit - but most Germans think her government has 'lost control' of the refugee situation
A chef has found an original way of helping displaced Syrians
The Kurds are politically and militarily more important than ever in the fight against the jihadists – but they are also broke
Opposition MPs urge the Home Secretary not to join EU members in outlawing a helping hand
The Big Question: Is the Russian bombing helping or making things far worse for Syria?
People have been pushed north as a Syrian army advance threatens to encircle Aleppo
The tables have turned and now it is the rebels who find themselves surrounded, along with the tens of thousands of civilians in their sector of the city
Each dot represents a human life
Ending of the negotiations in Geneva and a Russian-backed regime offensive to encircle Aleppo raises spectre of war without end
Kingdom has taken part in air strikes against militant group since September 2014
An estimated 80,000 people have taken refuge in a three-square-mile part of the Jordanian desert known as the Zaatari refugee camp.
The UK says it is more than doubling its aid commitment to the region
Civilians and medics in the area are stockpiling food and supplies in anticipation that a siege will be imposed
British student Razan was unimpressed when she first met Ahmad, a doctor from Syria. But in time, their shared passion for medicine and fears over the civil war brought them together. Then Ahmad was captured in Homs and tortured. Laura Pitel hears how they overcame the odds to be reunited
University says it will also 'continue to support student refugees arriving into Edinburgh from Syria'
Large parts of Syria are reduced almost entirely to rubble after five years of civil war