The United Nations has warned that the war in Syria is doing lasting damage to an entire generation of children.
Dramatic video appears to capture the moment a shell lands near a group of children on the outskirts of Damascus.
Actor Michael Sheen has spent time with Syrian refugees at a large camp in Lebanon but warns that cold weather presents a real threat.
British actor Michael Sheen has warned of a "cold weather catastrophe" after visiting some of Syria's refugees in their tent city in Lebanon.
"As we begin to feel winter weather bite in the UK, I urge everyone who thinks there is nothing they can do about Syria to think again," Sheen said.
International chemical weapons watchdog, the OPCW, is considering plans to destroy Syria's chemical weapons at Sea, sources told Reuters.
The case against an NHS doctor accused of kidnapping a British photographer and his Dutch colleague in Syria has been dropped.
Shajul Islam was allegedly part of an extremist group that held photojournalists John Cantlie and Jeroen Oerlemans in July last year near the Syrian border with Turkey.
Mr Cantlie, who worked for a number of newspapers including the Sunday Times, was released along with his colleague nine days later.
Mr Islam was due to stand trial alongside co-accused Jubair Chowdhury and his brother Najul Islam, who was charged with assisting the kidnap.
But the case was dropped after the prosecution offered no evidence because they were unable to call the two photographers as witnesses.
The Syrian National Coalition have unveiled a number of conditions it wants met before the international peace talks in Geneva.
In a statement to Reuters the organisation said there must be a guarantee of the release of political prisoners, and any political conference should result in a political transition.
– Adib Shishakly, member of the Syrian National Coalition
All we can do is hope is that these (Geneva) talks will end with the departure of Bashar al-Assad.
The Syrian National Coalition reached the consensus decision after two days of discussions.
The Syrian National Coalition has outlined an number of conditions that it wants met before the Geneva peace talks, in a statement agreeing to participate in the negotiations aimed at ending Syria's two-and-a-half year civil war.
The statement, translated from Arabic, stipulates the creation of a transitional governing body, and says there must be a a guarantee that relief agencies would be allowed to access besieged areas.
The Syrian Opposition has agreed to participate in the Geneva peace talks, the Syrian National Coalition said in a statement to Reuters.
An international conference involving Syrian government officials and opposition representatives will not be held in November, the Russian news agency Itar-Tass reports citing sources close to preparatory talks in Geneva.
It had been hoped the talks would take place this month after repeated delays.
"The conference will not be held before December," Itar-Tass quoted the unidentified source as saying in Geneva as Russian and U.S. diplomats met U.N. special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi in the Swiss city.