Former Syrian PM tells Russian FM that no negotiations can take place so long as Assad remains in power.
Overhaul of Syrian National Council makes room for extra members and minorities.
Anger is growing over US role in crippling Tehran's economy and impoverishing people through tough sanctions.
The peace of Mecca provides a special kind of sanctuary for some escaping violence back home.
Some refugees in Turkey feel that returning home is a better option than spending the winter in a camp.
Mohamed Ayman al-Ezz tells the story of how he survived being shot in the head by pro-government militia.
There is a swathe of territory in north of Syria where government troops are no longer present, driven out by rebels.
An alleged Hamas prison in the West Bank deals the latest blow to reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas.
As the UN general assembly begins its annual session, there is little hope for any clear progress on the Syrian conflict
This isn’t a financial crisis like anywhere else: this is a people, government and economy under occupation.
The quiet arrival of around 50 US soldiers has proved a useful weapon for President Hadi's critics.