Assad visits troops in Ghouta as civilians flee the besieged region in their tens of thousands.
It was an apparent attack on a foreign contractor company but Interior Ministry spokesman, Najib Danesh said all those killed and wounded in the explosion were civilians
Eastern Ghouta has been under massive bombardment for a month by Syrian and Russian warplanes.
Syrian government tanks have advanced on Hammouriyeh. Whilst the regime pushes to reclaim the rebel held Ghouta enclave, the UN is calling for urgent civilian evacuations.
The Syrian army's offensive to retake the rebel-held east of the capital Damascus continues apace with scant regard for innocent casualties.
Several people have been injured after mortar shells fell on residential area.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says children were among the dead on Saturday in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus
At least 23 people have been killed by airstrikes in Eastern Ghouta as Syrian government forces intensify their efforts to retake the rebel stronghold.
Militants have killed hundreds of police and soldiers over recent years in Egypt but appear to have shifted tactics with Friday's attack on a mosque
Orphaned girl has shone a light on a forgotten conflict.
Thousands of Rohingya muslims are escaping the latest violence in Myanmar by crossing the border with Bangladesh. 98 people have been killed during clashes since friday.
Thousands of people have fled Mosul’s densely-populated Old City over the past 24 hours, Iraq state TV says.
But thousands more are believed to be
The war ravaged old city of Mosul
Civilians and security forces expressed joy as fresh advances were announced
Iraqi authorities believe victory in the city is imminent and are planning a week of nationwide celebrations
Aid workers are reporting higher levels of malnutrition as desperate families flee ISIL
Iraqi forces believe the city will be recaptured from so-called Islamic State within days
What many believe to be ISIL's last stand in Iraq is coming to a head.
The last rebels in the town of Zabadani near Damascus in Syria have either departed for insurgent-held regions or accepted government rule.
The town is a key point on the army's route to the city of Hama.
In northern Syria, the reaction among refugees living near the Turkish border has been one of joy following President Trump’s move to hit a Syrian airbase.
With nearly 400,000 displaced people from the battle of Mosul refugee camps are overwhelmed with the latest exodus from the east of the city.
Iraqi federal police helped injured civilians advance through the rubble in the train station and through the muddy streets of Mosul on Sunday (19 March).
The sight and sounds of combat were evident in western Mosul on Tuesday as heavy fighting resumed.
The Iraqi army says it is getting closer to the main government complex in western Mosul.
In Iraq, more than a thousand civilians have fled western Mosul as Iraqi troops push deeper into ISIL held areas.