The UN has warned it is unable to deliver food to up to a million hungry and desperate Syrians because of spiralling violence and a lack of fuel.
Teachers are doing what they can to find safe places to ensure children continue to get the education they need in conflict ridden Syria.
Nobel Peace laureate Jose Ramos-Horta has warned Syria risks becoming a new Somalia as he voiced pessimism at any quick solution to the bloodshed.
Fighting has erupted in a Damascus suburb and around a Syrian army base as a truce marking a Muslim holiday crumbled almost before it had begun.
Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi has assigned himself the heavyweight role in the Middle East, saying civil war in Syria is the "tragedy of the age".
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has issued a strong rebuke over security council inaction, saying world leaders "should not look the other way".
In the bleak, windswept landscape of the swelling Za'atari camp in Jordan, child refugees are struggling to cope with the horrors of Syria's war.
Jihadi veterans of Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan have joined up with foreign idealists on the frontline of Aleppo against Syria's Bashar al-Assad.
Iran has confirmed for the first time that forces from its revolutionary guards corps are in Syria helping Assad's government crush the rebellion.
Syrian troops have bombarded a central area of Aleppo after a day of fierce clashes with rebels who tried to take the regime-controlled district.
Red Cross chief Peter Maurer has held a "positive" meeting with Bashar al-Assad in Syria during which he voiced concerns over humanitarian abuses.
The Arab Gulf has slated Syria's regime for deploying heavy weapons against civilians, as more than 100 people were killed in bombings and air raids.
The United Nations Security Council will meet on Thursday to tackle deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Syria.
As the passengers from battle-ravaged Aleppo disembarked at Yerevan's Zvartnots airport, tearful relatives gripped them tightly in emotional embraces.
Fears are growing that foreign funding of Syria's rebels could lead to conflict in Turkey, Lebanon and beyond.
Syrian rebels have bombarded an air base used by regime forces to pound Aleppo, while dozens have been reported killed in a raid near Damascus.
Syrian gunships pound rebels and troops clash with insurgents in Aleppo as world powers voice calls for "maximum pressure" to prevent a massacre.
A fourth member of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's inner circle has died from a bomb attack this week as rebels converge on the capital.
The assassination of the regime's top military strategists has led to mass defections from the Syrian army, writes Martin Chulov.