Escalating violence in Syria is killing one Syrian every 25 minutes, the United Nations Special Envoy on Syria said.Read the full story ›
President Obama is planning on deploying an additional 250 US troops to Syria, an official has told Reuters.
This will increase the US presence on the ground to about 300 troops to help fight Islamic State militants, the official added.
The announcement will be officially made in a speech Obama plans to make in Hanover, Germany, on Monday.
Two rockets hit the Turkish border town of Kilis, injuring a number of people, according to Reuters.
No deaths have been reported.
Kilis has suffered a number of rocket attacks from across the Syrian border in recent months, believed to have been fired from an area controlled by militants from the so-called Islamic State group.
The government is calling the project the "largest resettlement programme for children in the world".Read the full story ›
A major operation to rescue hundreds of people, many of them wounded, from besieged Syrian towns has been hailed a success.Read the full story ›
At least 44 people have been killed and 80 wounded in air strikes in northwest Syria.
Around 37 civilians were killed in an attack on a vegetable market in Maarat al-Numan, and at least seven people died at a fish market in nearby Kafranbel.
Both markets are in areas controlled by Al-Qaeda's Syrian offshoot the Al-Nusra Front.
The Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee said in a statement that the suspected government attacks represent a "dangerous escalation" of the conflict.
The opposition said the strikes reinforce its decision to postpone peace talks, and maintained that a political process cannot happen in the current climate.
Syria's main opposition group said on Monday that it is suspending its official participation in UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva because of the government's "violations" of a ceasefire deal agreed in February.
Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad said Russia's President Vladimir Putin will not let him 'lose', a senior Tory MP said.Read the full story ›
Russian forces have been taking part in a massive de-mining operation after helping to drive Islamic State fighters out of Palmyra.Read the full story ›
The bodies of 42 soldiers and civilians, including three children, had been executed "either by beheading or shooting".Read the full story ›
It took jihadists less than a year to destroy 2,000 years of history while the Syrian city's world heritage site fell under their control.Read the full story ›