Syria

An increasingly complicated armed conflict is pitting rebel groups in Syria not only against the regime and its allies, but also against each other

Isis and Assad push rebels near to collapse

Disparate units see merger as last chance to survive

Editorial Comment

Syria’s sham election is a ‘tableau vivant’ of tyranny
Notion west can deal with Syrian leader must be rejected
Gains by the jihadis are tearing the country apart

Isis seizes east Syrian border town

Jihadis continue to carve out proto-state by erasing frontiers

Obama plans funding for Syrian rebels

President will seek $500m in 2015 defence budget

Iraq alliances twisted by Syria conflict

Baghdad edges nearer Damascus as Sunnis support rebellion

Syrians on edge as elections held

Worries persist that presidential poll will spark more violence

Assad claims third term in office

Syrian opposition dubs poll ‘a blood election’

Q&A: Syria’s election

Will the poll held during a civil war change anything?

Iran sees Assad poll as regional boost

Some in Tehran caution that victory will worsen situation in Syria

Thousands of Syrians in Lebanon vote

Many appeared to back President Bashar al-Assad

Weapons inspectors attacked in Syria

Team members unharmed as they attempted to reach rebel-held town

Rebels kill Syria’s air defence chief

Death a psychological blow to Bashar al-Assad’s forces

UN Syria envoy Brahimi to step down

Resignation amid deep divisions over three-year civil war

Rebels trade tips on staving off starvation

‘Blockade meals’ site for Syrians mixes humour and cooking tips

Syrian rebels blow up Aleppo’s Carlton Hotel

Historic hotel at heart of ancient city was used by Assad’s forces

Syria rebels begin pullout from Homs

Withdrawal from town at heart of uprising is blow to opposition

Syrians flee towns as jihadist groups clash

Tens of thousands of people leave lucrative oil region in east

Syria jihadist groups fight for oilfields

Vicious battles erupt as fighters try to harness resources

Syria misses chemical weapons deadline

12 facilities have yet to be accessed by inspection teams

Syria conflict a ‘magnet’ for British youngsters

Met warns over the number of Britons travelling to join rebel forces

Role for Assad in Syria peace, says Blair

President may have to be interim leader, says former UK premier