According to a Russian military official, a preliminary agreement has been reached on the evacuation of Jaish al Islam rebels from Douma, but an opposition official denies this. Meanwhile, members of another rebel group agreed to leave the enclave.
The disappearance of the schoolgirls, if confirmed, would be one of the largest since Boko Haram abducted more than 270 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in 2014.
French President Emmanuel Macron says the use of chemical weapons in Syria a "red line", but notes he does not have proof they have been used by the Assad regime.
Four refugees are in critical condition after being shot during a brawl between Eritrean and Afghan refugees in the northern French port city of Calais on Thursday.
Afghanistan has seen a series of deadly attacks conducted by the Taliban and Daesh that have killed more than 200 people since the end of last month. With an increase US troop presence in the country, civilians feel that nobody can protect them.
Repatriation of some 688,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees planned by Myanmar and Bangladesh hits roadblock after fears that decision would be forced on them.
The army said it has seized 22 camps of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) since mid-November, blocking off a key timber smuggling route to China from the mainly Christian state in the Buddhist-majority country.
Safety alarms designed to attract attention and scare off unwanted sexual advances are being distributed to vulnerable Rohingya women and girls, who make up the majority of refugees in the sprawling tent cities in Bangladesh.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey are battling colder temperatures as winter approaches. Aid groups are working around the clock to help them prepare for the harsh conditions in their makeshift homes.
Officials at Sanaa airport said two other UN flights had arrived on Saturday.
The deal was signed at the Dubai Air Show, where in previous years major Mideast carriers have flexed their spending power, including $140 billion in new orders announced in 2013.
Many children are wasting away in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta as medics say the lack of basic nutrition and essential energy is putting the lives of children at risk.
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