Desperate Syrians fleeing the devastating war in their country are finding refuge in sub-Saharan Africa.
An airstrike on a mosque in a rebel-held area of northern Syria today killed at least 35 people, emergency officials and activists said.
Latest: At least 30 people have been killed, state media said.
Syrian rebel representatives and officials from Kazakhstan's government have offered conflicting information as to whether Syria's armed opposition groups would end their boycott and attend talks with the Syrian government in the Kazakh capital, Astana.
Last year was the worst yet for Syria’s rising generation, with at least 652 children killed in 2016, the United Nations’ child relief agency has said.
At least 40 people have been killed in twin explosions near religious shrines frequented by Shiite pilgrims in the Syrian capital, Damascus, according to Syria's interior minister and media reports.
Violence has seeped into every aspect of life for people in Syria after six years of civil war, an Ireland based aid agency has warned.
The alleged use of chemical weapons in Mosul, if confirmed, would be a war crime and a serious violation of international humanitarian law, the United Nations has warned.
Syrian army units are clearing landmines and explosives in the historic town of Palmyra that were left behind by militants from the so-called 'Islamic State', a security official said.
Syria's military said it has fully recaptured the historic town of Palmyra from Islamic State for the second time in a year.
Syrian government warplanes have pounded a rebel-held neighbourhood in the central city of Homs, killing at least three people and wounding dozens, opposition activists said.
Update 3.08pm: The death toll from attacks on two security locations in the central Syrian city of Homs has risen to at least 30 people.
More than 60 people have been killed in at least two attacks near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from Islamic State militants, Turkey's news agency said.
Nations urging the UN to sanction Syria over chemical weapons attacks are aiming towards a vote shortly, it has been announced.
Iraq's air force has struck Islamic State targets inside Syria for the first time as Iraqi troops on the ground pushed into western Mosul.
Syrian peace talks being sponsored by the United Nations have resumed in Geneva, 10 months after they fell apart over escalating bloodshed in the war-torn country.
Syrian authorities have killed at least 13,000 people since the start of the 2011 uprising, in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as "the slaughterhouse", Amnesty International has said.
Peace talks in Kazakhstan between the Syrian government and rebel factions have concluded with Russia, Turkey and Iran striking a deal on a three-way mechanism to consolidate a ceasefire in the country.
A Syrian government envoy has denounced a speech by a rebel leader as "provocative" and "insolent" at peace talks in Kazakhstan.
Islamic State militants launched a new attack on the besieged city of Deir el-Zour today - in the most fierce fighting in a year, the Syrian government and opposition activists said.