Turkey holds back Syrians fleeing Aleppo

Thousands mass at border to escape military offensive by Assad forces

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Ban blames Russia for collapse of Syria talks

Intensified fighting undermined negotiations, says UN head

Germany’s Iraqi migrants beat path home

Outflow reflects growing disenchantment with life in the west

Syria’s ‘Russian forces’ push for Aleppo

Moscow bombs opposition-held areas even as it plans peace talks

World leaders pledge billions for Syria

Donors gather in London as peace talks in Geneva break down

Iran’s hardliners slam business deals

PM Hassan Rouhani’s agreements will harm Iran, conservatives warn

Syria donor conference: UK to double aid

Cameron pledges extra £1.2bn for refugees ahead of summit

Merkel’s policy harms the displaced more

Enabling refugees to lead a normal life ought to be a core duty, writes Paul Collier

Syrian government forces' tanks drive in...Syrian government forces' tanks drive in the village of Tal Jabin, north of the embattled city of Aleppo, as they advanced to break a three-year rebel siege of two government-held Shiite villages, Nubol and Zahraa, and take control of parts of the supply route on February 3, 2016.

Syrian talks on hold days after opening

UN calls on powers to ‘do more’ to create conditions for peace

Germany to limit north African migrants

Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia to be added to safe country list

Israel developing ‘underground’ Iron Dome

Defence system aimed at detecting tunnels built by its enemies

A dangerous moment for Iran’s theocrats

Tehran prefers the Chinese model: open economy, closed politics

Syrian talks stall before they even begin

Russian military intervention has left state little incentive to negotiate as rebels lose ground

Egypt cancels wheat tender

Authorities at odds with each other on grain fungus restrictions

Saudi debt sale at mercy of oil price

Kingdom’s first overseas bond sale depends on external factors

UN draws Syria rebels into peace talks

Negotiations declared open after opposition group meets envoy

Jordan seeks aid to deal with refugees

Amman is prepared to let Syrians work if donors extend aid for economy

Putin bombs in Syria and talks in Geneva

Russia is using peace summit as a smokescreen for war

Damascus shrine blasts kill 45

Sunni fundamentalists Isis claim responsibility for attacks

British regulators help Iranian banks

Start-up unit assists lenders to overcome sanctions legacy