Russia is not a member of G7 and will not be taking part in the meeting. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been very critical of Russia’s involvement in both Syrian and Ukraine conflicts and backs continued European Union sanctions against Moscow.
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Strikes on Syria raise questions of legitimacy of force, underline renewed great power rivalry, while a brutal civil war unfolds.
Emphasising that the strikes are directed at the Syrian regime, Jim Mattis said in conducting these strikes, the US has gone to great lengths to avoid civilian and foreign casualties.
Almost 400,000 people in Eastern Ghouta are besieged by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, and the United Nations has pleaded for his government to allow evacuation of around 500 patients, including children with cancer.
Since 2013, thousands of Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority from western China, have traveled to Syria to train with the Uighur militant group Turkistan Islamic Party and fight alongside al-Qaida, playing key roles in several battles.
On Syria, the two leaders discussed the importance of implementing United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 and supporting the United Nations-led Geneva Process to peacefully resolve the civil war in that country.
US and Russia also agreed to keep military channels open to avoid potential clashes over Syria and urged the warring sides to participate in UN-led peace talks in Geneva.
“We agreed very quickly,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One as he flew from the APEC meeting in the resort city of Danang to Vietnam’s capital Hanoi.
The Observatory added that the expected Turkish operation in Idlib will be conducted under the cover of Russian airstrikes.
The talks broke down last month before they really started, due largely to gains by Assad’s military with the heavy backing of Russian airstrikes.
Staffan de Mistura, the U.N. envoy, is now working to keep a wobbly process alive and compel world powers who helped set the stage for the talks to do more to bring about a cease-fire in a five-year Syrian civil war.
Niladri Chatterjee, who wrote under the pen-name Niloy Neel, was killed by the al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent, including Avijit Roy, the Dhaka Tribune reported.
While the Kurds on Saturday regained control over Kobani, the Islamic State pressed another assault on government-held areas of Hasaka city.