The US-led coalition against ISIL could be at fault for failing to limit civilian deaths in Iraq, according to a new report from Amnesty International.
A month and a half after Aleppo was recaptured by the government whole streets are littered with the debris of war.
As fighting goes on between ISIL militants and Iraqi soldiers in the city of Mosul, many people in eastern districts recaptured by government forces are attempting to return to some kind of normal daily life.
The decision to use chemical weapons in Syria came from the very top, that’s according to a document seen by Reuters newsagency.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the government is ready to negotiate on everything, including his position as president.
Iraqi forces continue to pound ISIL positions in the city of Mosul, the last militant stronghold in the Iraq.
Syria, Russia and Turkey have declared that a ceasefire will come into effect at midnight on Thursday in Syria – but it won’t include Islamic state or a group which once had links to al-Qaida.
Snow is falling in Syria, hiding the scars of war as the last refugees are evacuated from Aleppo after a day of waiting in the freezing cold because of delays.
Prizewinning 29-year-old independent journalist Hadi Abdullah has been reporting in the west of the province of Aleppo, controlled by the Syrian opposition.
An operation to evacuate thousands of civilians and fighters from the last rebel enclave in Aleppo has been well underway, continuing throughout the day on Thursday.