On the ground in Aleppo, Syrian government forces claimed to have moved into the al-Shaar neighbourhood in the rebel-held east. If confirmed they've now taken 70% of the rebel territory in the city in just over a week. (AFP/File)
December 06, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Venezuela also voted against the draft resolution, while Abgloa abstained. The remaining 11 states voted in favour.
Syrian medics treat a man at a makeshift hospital in the Tariq al-Bab neighborhood. (AFP/File)
December 06, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
In the past, Russia and the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime have been repeatedly accused of attacks on medical facilities in Aleppo and other rebel-held areas.
Bana and her mother, Fatemah, have been documenting daily life in east Aleppo since September. (Twitter)
December 05, 2016 - 10:54 GMT
"We are sure the army is capturing us now. We will see each other another day dear world. Bye.- Fatemah #Aleppo.”
On Saturday that Syrian forces were in control of over 60 percent of Aleppo's militant-held areas. (AFP/File)
December 05, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Officials from the two countries have been exploring possible ways of flying aid missions, with options ranging from parachute drops to edible drones that can be taken apart and eaten.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. (AFP/File)
December 05, 2016 - 08:58 GMT
Though Russia and the U.S. tout opposing narratives on Syria, both their policies resulted in the ongoing destruction in that country. Eventually, however, someone will have to shoulder the cost of rebuilding, writes Middle East expert Frederic C. Hof.
Syrian men carrying babies make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. (AFP/File)
December 05, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
'Civil March For Aleppo’ initiative aims to stop bombings, provide humanitarian aid to Syrians.
In north western Syria activists claim at lest three children and 18 others were killed in a series of airstrikes on the opposition controlled town of Kafranbel. (AFP/File)
December 05, 2016 - 06:49 GMT
Syrian forces have also made gains in rebel-held areas of Aleppo's Old City, thrusting deeper into opposition parts of the city in their relentless attack.
Syrian men search for survivors following an air strike on the village of Maaret al-Numan, in the country's northern province of Idlib, on December 4, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed al-Bakour)
December 05, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The deadliest attack took place when warplanes struck a marketplace where civilians were gathered.
Syrian Ahmed H listens to the verdict at the Szeged town court on November 30, 2016. A Hungarian court jailed a Syrian man for 10 years for allegedly inciting a border riot by migrants last year, ruling it an
December 04, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
The man was handed a ten year jail sentence on charges of terrorism.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini at EU headquarters in Brussels, May 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
December 04, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Foreign policy chief Mogherini says time to decide on Syria's future even fighting continues in Aleppo and elsewhere.
Smoke billows from the southern suburbs of Aleppo during fighting between regime forces and rebel fighters on December 3, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
December 04, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Government forces advanced further into the besieged enclave on Saturday, capturing the Jazmati district after taking the neighbouring Tariq al-Bab district the previous day.
Without elaborating, John Kerry said both countries saw the situation as urgent and were not waiting for the change of US administration. (AFP/File)
December 03, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Lavrov told a news conference the road to eastern Aleppo was now safe for humanitarian convoys.
This undated photo courtesy of Ahmad al-Khatib, a media activist in Aleppo, shows Syrian social worker Anas al-Basha, 24, dressed as a clown, distributing toys to children in Aleppo, Syria. (Twitter)
December 03, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Known for dressing up as a clown, he was also a centre director for Space of Hope, which tries to provide services for people in opposition areas.
British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson speaks at Chatham House in central London, on December 2, 2016. (AFP/Ben Stansall)
December 02, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Johnson underscored the need for Syria to remain a united country, but said he could not 'see that happening under Assad.'
Lohan is more famous for roles in
December 01, 2016 - 14:47 GMT
The actress has caused people to stop and think with her Twitter post on Syria.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said neither Russia nor the Syrian government had anything to do with the strike that killed four Turkish soldiers inside Syria. (AFP/File)
December 01, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Turkey earlier blamed the Syrian government for the strike that killed four Turkish troops.