Parts of the war-ravaged country have been hit by famine. Officials fear almost half the territory could be in a state of food insecurity by July.
The first humanitarian evacuations have begun from Avdiyivka, a town on the freezing frontline of the recent flare-up of hostilities in eastern Ukraine.
There are reports of summary executions as government forces advance against rebels holed up in a handful of neighbourhoods.
At least 26 people are killed in latest artillery bombardments on Aleppo's rebel zone including some who had fled from frontline area.
Hundreds of residents of eastern Aleppo have fled the shifting front lines, as Syrian government forces continue their push to cut the rebel-stronghold in two.
As fresh reports emerge of possible chemical attacks on eastern Aleppo, Syria offers Russia priority in reconstruction contracts.
Aleppo's cat sanctuary, one of the last vestiges of life before the war, and now a symbol of the war's brutality, bombed in air strike
Drone footage uploaded on social media by Aleppo Media Center (AMC) purports to show destroyed buildings and rubble on the streets in Al-Shaar neighbourhood in eastern Aleppo…
They have fled for their lives to a camp for the displaced – escaping the frontline of the fight for Mosul.
Families leaving the city have been picked up by soldiers in the desert, while others have been arriving at a UN refugee camp.
Leaflets dropped over rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo urged people to take their chance to get out, as a so-called ‘humanitarian pause’ in air strikes formally came into effect on…
On day three of their Mosul assault and despite fierce resistance, US-backed Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are slowly but surely closing in on ISIL’s last city stronghold in…
Iraqi forces leading the battle for Mosul spent the first day dislodging ISIL from a dozen or so villages some 20 km outside Iraq’s second largest city.
Iraqi government forces claim to have made gains against ISIL, on the first day of a long-anticipated offensive to retake the northern city of Mosul.
In what has been described as the heaviest bombardment in days by Russian planes, at least 50 civilians were killed in Tuesday’s air strikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo and nearby villages, accordin
After several days of relative calm in Aleppo, Russian jets resumed heavy bombardment of rebel-held areas on Tuesday, according to a rebel official and a British-based monitoring…
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he will ask the International Criminal Court to investigate possible war crimes in Syria.
Hundreds of Yemenis protest in front of the United Nations building in the capital Sanaa to denounce air strikes which killed 140.
Since 2013 volunteer rescue workers in the White Helmets organisation have been trying to save lives in the Syrian civil war. But Moscow and Damascus accuse them of being close to terrorist groups, an
In Colombia, the ceasefire with FARC rebels has been extended until the end of this month, President Juan Manuel Santos has said.
Peace appears to be ever-further away in Syria with daily offensives pounding residential areas and the US announcement of a suspension of “participation in bilateral channels with…
Colombian voters confound forecasters by rejecting a landmark peace deal with FARC rebels considering it "too soft" on the guerrillas.
As Russia vows to press ahead with its Aleppo offensive, the US says it is on the verge of ending Syria peace talks with Moscow.
This bird’s eye footage illustrates the extent of the damage in eastern Aleppo, after a ceasefire collapsed in Syria last week.
There has been no let up in the battle for Aleppo and surrounding areas.