Al-Qaeda is fighting to drive rivals out of areas bordering Turkey and Iraq in a bid to control territory stretching from Iraq into northern Syria.
The Syrian regime's electronic army is hitting critical Western news organisations with disinformation.
Brics should call for the Syrian government to permit the delivery of humanitarian aid across its borders, including from Turkey, writes Jan Egeland.
The recent unification of Syria's opposition could curb human rights violations against civilians, but international pressure is still needed.
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.
International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has warned the Syria conflict risks setting the region "ablaze" as clashes broke out across with Lebanon.
More than 305 people were killed across Syria on Wednesday, making it the bloodiest single day of the 18-month revolt, an NGO has revealed.
Syria's refugee exodus is growing and up to 200 000 people could settle in Turkey alone if the conflict worsens, adding pressure for a buffer zone.
State television has confirmed a helicopter crashed in Damascus but gave no details as Bashar al-Assad continues to bombard rebel-held districts.
Bashar al-Assad has made a rare public appearance for the end of Ramadan but activists say his forces are pressing on with a blitz of rebel areas.
Syria's former prime minister Riyad Hijab claims Bashar al-Assad's regime is on the point of collapse, having lost control of most of the country.
Fears are growing that foreign funding of Syria's rebels could lead to conflict in Turkey, Lebanon and beyond.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has appeared on television for the first time in more than two weeks as his troops fight rebels in Aleppo.
Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab is the latest to jump ship as defections continue to rattle Bashar al-Assad's increasingly unstable regime.
Outnumbered and outgunned, anti-regime guerrillas are fighting to stave off an onslaught by Bashar al-Assad's forces in Aleppo, Syria.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said he was sending an envoy to Syria to assess the situation as government forces and rebels battle for control.
The Russian ambassador to France says he believes Syria's President Bashar al-Assad will leave power - but only in an orderly fashion.
A suicide bomber has struck at the heart of Syria's security apparatus, killing the defence minister and President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law.
The Syrian opposition has vowed to confront Bashar al-Assad directly if the UN fails to vote in favour of imposing sanctions upon his regime.