Civilians are suffering in darkness as the conflict rumbles on. How did the country get into such a mess?
The world cannot rely on Syria’s neighbours to carry the entire burden of the refugee crisis
But while West is keen to help Lebanese take on IS, donor fatigue means Syrian refugees will go hungry
Five good reasons why the West and Iran should come to an agreement – and the sooner the better
Islamic State militants and Assad's forces encircle Aleppo in what could be tipping point of civil war
As jihadist warns of 'black flag of Islam over Downing St', a Q&A on the risks for the West
Secret plan came from army top brass: create rebel army so Syrians could defeat Assad themselves