Turkey holds back Syrians fleeing Aleppo

Thousands mass at border to escape military offensive by Assad forces

Ban blames Russia for collapse of Syria talks

Intensified fighting undermined negotiations, says UN head

Pope and Orthodox Patriarch to hold talks

First meeting of leaders of Christian east and west in 1,000 years

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

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

Syrian talks stall before they even begin

Russian intervention leaves state little incentive to negotiate

TATARSTAN, RUSSIA - JULY 11, 2015: city Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia.

Putin’s Erdogan feud hits Tatarstan trade

Sanctions in wake of fighter jet incident hit business ties

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

Syrian opposition team heads to Geneva

Saudi-backed negotiators want end to bombing before peace talks

Khomeini to appeal against rejection

Hardliners had disqualified moderate cleric from Iran election

Two Shia killed in attack on Saudi mosque

Death toll in suicide raid on worshippers expected to rise

Mistrust imperils Syria peace talks

Opposition fears it is being pushed into attending negotiations

Isis empowered in southern Syria

Russia’s military intervention has strengthened jihadis

Assad forces recapture key southern town

Russian air cover helps government’s push towards border with Israel and Jordan

Libya’s unity government rejected by Tobruq

Cabinet setback to international peace efforts

Security dominates Egypt anniversary

Heavy advance crackdown undermines demoralised opposition