Drought is rapidly drying up the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, risking access to water for more than 12 million people in Syria and Iraq.
Turkey's National Defense Ministry said Turkish troops in the region "have been alerted” and the developments are being followed.
Aalwan al Aalwan, 10, was born just days after Syria's revolt began in March 2011. Since then, he has lost his mother and friends to the ongoing war, and was displaced more that five times. Here's what happened to his country each year of his life:
It's been nearly three years since a new governance and security infrastructure was put in place in Afrin, Syria - but the menace of terror still haunts its people.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the car bombing, but there has been a string of attacks by YPG/PKK terror group in Al Bab since its capture by Turkish troops from Daesh terrorists in 2017.
Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad removed his prime minister of four years, as the country grapples with a stinging economic crisis and renewed protests. He is replaced by Water Resources Minister Hussein Arnous for an interim period.
The interim government and local councils announced the decision amid the Syrian Pound’s freefall as economic conditions worsened.
Air strikes hit area where boundaries of Hama, Idlib, and Latakia provinces meet, triggering a fresh wave of displacement, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
New claims surrounding the death of a prominent Hezbollah commander shed light on the shifting ground realities in Syria and the region.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the late Monday strikes in eastern Deir Ezzor province targeted positions of Iranian and Iran-backed fighters. There was no immediate comment from Israel.
The patrol along the M-4 highway included "land and air elements", the Turkish Defence Ministry tweeted.
With millions suffering from years of war and severely degraded medical facilities, countries at war cannot pay the price of a new frontline.
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