The first step towards hegemony over the Arab world was the snuffing out of the Arab Spring movements.
Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed on crucial issues including the PKK terror group's Syrian wing, YPG's, presence in the northeastern part of the country, where Ankara plans to launch a military operation soon.
In the last four months, the regime’s offensive has already killed at least 700 people and many more lives are at risk, according to experts.
Afghanistan's Independence Day celebrations have been ripped apart by a series of attacks as Afghans face a concerted push from Daesh in the country.
"We will never withdraw from the zone," says Hayat Tahrir al Sham, the largest militant group in northwestern Idlib, two days after regime announced a truce between it and opposition forces.
The war in Syria, now in its eighth year, has seen children paying the heaviest price. At least 33 have been killed since June this year, compared to 31 children during the entirety of 2018.
US-Iran tensions have led some to speculate that a weakened Iran could mean good news for those who want Iran out of Syria but the fact is that every stakeholder is a counter-revolutionary force.
The US approach to Syria has also been considered a failure, or a sign of its waning influence in the region, but testimony from a former Pentagon official changes the narrative somewhat.
A team of TRT World journalists visited several districts in the contested region and interviewed people affected by the brutal aerial assaults carried out by the regime and Russia.
The fate of Idlib ought to be the major concern of the free world, yet all it garners, at best, is a few words of concern and condemnation.
The CIA has alerted Norway that an activist living there is under threat from Saudi Arabia, bringing back memories of the grisly murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the grim reality that no one has been held accountable.
Dozens have died since April 26 in such attacks, war monitor says. Schools, health facilities and residential areas have been hit by the "worst barrel bombing campaign" in opposition-held areas in northwestern Syria in 15 months, UN says.
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