Aleppo, Syria's biggest city before the war, has been divided since 2012

Families leave Aleppo under Russia-Syria plan

30 Jul More than 150 civilians, mostly women and children, left besieged eastern parts of Aleppo through a safety zone that Moscow and its Syrian ally say they have set up to evacuate people trapped in opposition-held areas.

The hospital in the rebel-held town of Kafar Takharim was reportedly heavily damaged

Maternity hospital bombed in Syrian air raid

29 Jul A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children was bombed in an air raid in Idlib province of northwest Syria, causing casualties and heavy damage, the Britain-based charity said.

Adel Kermiche (L) and Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean carried out the attack in Normandy

Second French church attacker identified

28 Jul Police in France have identified the second assailant who attacked a church in northern France this week as a 19-year-old known to security services as suspected of having Islamist militant links, sources said.

The attack in Qamishli was the deadliest of its kind in the city for years

Truck bomb blast kills dozens in northeast Syria

27 Jul A large truck bomb blast claimed by so-called Islamic State killed nearly 50 people and wounded scores more in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border, a monitoring group and state television reported.

A member of the US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters walks past destroyed buildings as they advanced into Manbij in June

Call for protests over coalition strikes in Syria

21 Jul Syrian activists have called for widespread protests after dozens of civilians were reportedly killed in US-led coalition air strikes near a northern town held by the so-called Islamic State group.

A search for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed building in Aleppo following reported air strikes earlier this week

Call for anti-IS coalition to halt Syria strikes

20 Jul Syria's opposition has appealed to the US-led coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State group to halt its air strikes after dozens of civilians were killed in raids near an IS-held town.