Turkey and Russia agreed on a protocol that urged parties to "cease all military actions along the line of contact in the Idlib de-escalation area starting from 00:01 on March 6, 2020."
Human Rights Watch reported abuses against 20 children whose ages range between 12 and 17. The group said forces under President Sisi have arbitrarily arrested and tortured children while prosecutors and judges turned a blind eye.
Iran, a regional Covid-19 epicentre, backs the Assad regime and sends religious pilgrims and militias to Syria where health systems stand ravaged by war. Arrival of the virus in war-torn countries such as Syria and Gaza raises fears of circulation.
The latest daily toll was smaller than Saturday's record 793 fatalities but still the second-highest registered during Italy's month-long crisis.
Washington's offer to help Iran fight the coronavirus pandemic is strange since the US is facing its own shortages in dealing with the outbreak, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says.
In a bid to stem the novel coronavirus spread, Jordan ordered all shops to close and all people to stay off the streets until at least Tuesday, when it plans to announce specific times for shopping.
Italy has reported 1,420 deaths since Friday, a grim figure that suggests the pandemic is breaking through the government's various containment and social distancing measures. Here's what's happening on March 21.
France has for months demanded that Iran release Fariba Adelkhah and her partner, Roland Marchal, who were detained in June 2019 after being accused of plotting against national security.
Globally, there are more than 245,000 cases of which 88,465 people recovered, in 158 countries and territories, according to various trackers. Here's what's happening on March 20:
Coronavirus has infected more than 230,000 people worldwide and killed around 10,000 as countries race to slow deadly virus from spreading. Here's what's happening on March 19:
The attack on Turkish soldiers marks the country's first reported casualties since a ceasefire began earlier this month.
Lebanese officials alleged that Fakhoury, 57, of Dover, New Hampshire, who had been jailed since September, was responsible for the killings and abuse of prisoners in Lebanon as part of an Israeli-backed militia two decades ago.
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