Russia, Turkey, and Iran agreed earlier this year to establish de-escalation zones aimed at reducing hostilities in four battleground areas across Syria, but after months of relative calm, intense regime attacks hit the region in the past week.
Saudi Arabia has accused the Iranian-backed Hezbollah of helping Houthi rebels in Yemen and playing a role in the ballistic missile attack on Riyadh this month.
ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu says the ruling party should 'learn' from Zimbabwe and ask President Jacob Zuma to stand down.
Statement from Riyad Hijab, chief coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee, does not say why he has resigned from his post after two years.
"No one can accept, or want, any harm to happen to Lebanon," Abul Gheit says after meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun in Baabda.
At least six people, including two soldiers, died during clashes between the Congolese army and so-called Mai-Mai armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday.
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