The Turkish foreign minister has said supporting Syrian rebels is the only option for the international community

Turkey expresses fears over Syrian migrants

18 Nov Turkey has expressed fears another two to three million Syrian refugees could cross its borders if the region around the city of Aleppo is overrun either by Islamist extremists or Syrian government forces.

Syrian children stand outside a communal kitchen in the war-torn city of Aleppo

Obama rules out alliance with Assad

16 Nov US President Barack Obama has rejected any alliance with Bashar al-Assad against the Islamic State group, arguing that the Syrian ruler was illegitimate and that any such pact would backfire.

"The programme of the second day [for Putin] is being cut short," a source in the Russian delegation said

Putin to leave G20 summit early amid criticism

15 Nov Vladimir Putin intends to cut short his attendance at the Group of 20 summit in Brisbane on Sunday, a Russian source said, with the Russian President facing intense pressure from the West over Ukraine.

Journalists examining the wreckage last month

Removal of MH17 wreckage under way

16 Nov Local emergency services in eastern Ukraine have begun collecting parts of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from its crash site in the middle of the conflict zone, Dutch air accident investigators said this morning.

Russia has long said it believes MH17 was destroyed by a Ukrainian military jet

Russian TV says photos show MH17 shot down by jet

15 Nov Russian state-controlled TV has broadcast what it called "sensational" photographs, which it said supported Russia's theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet.

The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria launched the report in Geneva today

IS committing 'crimes against humanity' - UN

14 Nov The Islamic State militant group is committing war crimes and crimes against humanity on a large scale in areas under its control in war-ravaged Syria, according to UN investigators.

Soldiers patrol Nigerian border where Boko Haram have carried out fatal attacks in recent weeks

UN calls for global support in Boko Haram fight

13 Nov The UN's special representative for central Africa has called on increased international support in the struggle against Boko Haram, with thousands of Nigerians having fled and cross-border attacks on the rise.

The attack follows on from a blast at a school in northeastern Nigeria which has been linked to the Boko Haram group

At least 10 feared dead at college in Nigeria

12 Nov At least 10 people are feared dead after a suspected suicide bombing rocked a teacher training college in northwest Nigeria as students were sitting exams, police and a student said.

A wreath-laying ceremony was held in Glasnevin Cemetery

Armistice Day commemorations held

11 Nov A number of events have taken place to mark Armistice Day, which commemorates the end of World War I, in which an estimated 50,000 Irishmen died.

Palestinian female supporters of Hamas gesture during a rally in Gaza

UN Secretary General to set up Gaza inquiry

10 Nov UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a five-member panel to investigate Israeli attacks on UN shelters during the Gaza war and the discovery of Hamas weapons at UN sites.