UN investigators called the deaths of those detained by the regime a crime against humanity
In the Second World War, Allied leaders planned for the post-war world – a ‘United Nations’ – years before the conflict ended. We must do the same for the Middle East.
Syria’s foreign minister said on Saturday that Damascus would resist any ground incursion into its territory
Angela Merkel to visit - but most Germans think her government has 'lost control' of the refugee situation
Aneesa Makhlouf was the wife of the former president of Syria, Hafez al-Assad
Saudi Arabia's offer of boots on the ground in Syria was not received warmly by the country's foreign minister
Most families are sleeping without shelter, despite night-time temperatures plunging close to zero
The Big Question: Is the Russian bombing helping or making things far worse for Syria?
While the soldiers are intended to fight Isis, they may find themselves clashing with Iranian ‘volunteers’ and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters in what is a highly combustible situation
John Letts and Sally Lane told how they were arrested by counter-terror police after trying to send their son money
The boy - who appears to be around 10 or 11 - threatens to destroy the forces the US sends 'to fight the Sharia of Islam'
Ending of the negotiations in Geneva and a Russian-backed regime offensive to encircle Aleppo raises spectre of war without end
'The world is failing the people of Syria'
UN is appealing for $7.7bn to fund aid operations for the 13.5 million people displaced by the fighting and in need of assistance.
The offensive has cut off rebel supply lines and disrupted humanitarian aid, according to US State Department officials
Civilians and medics in the area are stockpiling food and supplies in anticipation that a siege will be imposed