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Turkey to host four-nation summit on Syria crisis

Russia and Turkey reached an agreement last month to set up a demilitarized zone around the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib preventing a government offensive on the last rebel stronghold in the country.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas urges Russia to cooperate in solving Syria crisis

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.

A Post-Fact Conflict

How truth has been obscured in the narratives on chemical weapons in Syria.

Go Slow On Oil

Rising crude prices are cause for concern. But they don’t warrant going back on deregulation, forcing OMCs to absorb losses.


A Continuing Tragedy

Strikes on Syria raise questions of legitimacy of force, underline renewed great power rivalry, while a brutal civil war unfolds.

All civilised nations must unite to end Syrian civil war: Jim Mattis

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.

Medical evacuations begin from Syria's Eastern Ghouta: ICRC

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.

Anger with China drives Uighurs to Syrian war

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.

Trump, Erdogan discuss Syria over phone

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.

Trump, Putin agree to 'no military solution' in Syria: Kremlin

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.