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.
A fragile ceasefire in Syria appears largely to be holding, but tensions are rising between its brokers.
Sporadic shelling continues in eastern suburbs of Damascus but a fragile truce between government forces and rebels in Syria is still holding – just.
The UN says large amounts of humanitarian aid have still not entered Syria three days after a nationwide ceasefire came into affect.
There is a new ceasefire in Syria, brokered between the US and Russia, respectively the godfathers of the opposition, and regime.
Dozens are believed to have been killed in an air strike on a market in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib, just days before a US-Russia-brokered ceasefire is due to…
The main body representing Syrian opposition groups has set out its plan to end the war under which President al-Assad would step down after six months of talks.
People lounge around a hotel swimming pool as a singer entertains them… It is not the sort of scene you would expect to see in Aleppo, the divided city that has become the focus of fighting in Syria’s
US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have been unable to reach an agreement on ending the violence in Syria.
A Turkish-backed incursion Syria has liberated a vast swath of land from terrorists, according to Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.