Cutting Bashar al Assad's lifelines breathes new life into the struggle to unseat the dictator accused of war crimes.
The killing of Turkish soldiers, even if perpetrated by the Assad regime, is a watershed moment for Turkey-Russia relations.
The UN humanitarian chief said nearly 900,000 people have been displaced since December 1 when the regime offensive began, more than 500,000 of them children.
Ankara and Damascus appear to be heading towards a military confrontation as Russia, the main backer of the Assad regime, fails to stick to its word on Idlib.
Turkey is determined to push back Syrian regime forces from observation posts in Idlib by end-February, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the governing Justice and Development (AK) Party meeting.
Cities and towns along the critical highway linking Damascus with Aleppo have become sites of brutal destruction at the hands of the Syrian regime.
Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation admits it had no case against Danish star Jakob Fuglsang, who was accused of ties with disgraced and banned doctor Michele Ferrari.
Syria and Russia's assault on Idlib can trigger a domino effect of humanitarian and political catastrophes.
The World Health Organization has concerns that conditions in the violence-plagued region are conducive to the outbreak of diseases.
Seven of those killed in regime and Russian strikes in Sarmeen town of Idlib province were all members of one family, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
Turkey says it’s now time for Russia to decide on its next move, and clarify if it’s a reliable partner or not as millions of Syrians flee air strikes in Idlib.
Renewed violence tightened the noose around Syria's last major rebel-held bastion and deepened an already dire humanitarian crisis.
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