According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 60,000 people have died from torture or harsh conditions in regime custody since the conflict began.
Samir Geagea, who heads the right-wing Lebanese Forces party, said late Saturday he no longer believes the current national unity government headed by Premier Saad Hariri can steer the country out of a deepening economic crisis.
Damascus has had a tactical relationship with the PKK since the 1970s, when the terror group was in its infancy. Now the old ties are being renewed in light of Turkey's military operation in northern Syria.
Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin and his host, Saudi King Salman, pen a string of multi-million-dollar investment contracts targeting the aerospace, culture, health, advanced technology, and agriculture sectors.
The world’s most powerful country sidestepped responsibility, switched allies and left a power vacuum that threatens to destabilise the entire region.
Tehran has long wielded a strong influence over the war-torn country and exploited it for its foreign policy gains.
Turkey's President Erdogan says Ankara plans to settle 2 million Syrian refugees in "safe zone", which would run from Euphrates river in Syria to Iraqi border. But Western allies are yet to respond to Turkish calls for funds.
Syria is the battleground where the new order for the Middle East will emerge.
Faultlines have emerged between the Syrian regime's allies Moscow and Tehran as their economic interests have begun to clash in the region. Can Assad maintain ties with both sides while accumulating a massive war debt?
Russia and China put forward their own draft resolution demanding a truce in northwest Syria - with an exemption - but it failed to get enough votes.
In a joint statement, the trio agrees to coordinate efforts to ensure Syria's security and stability after a trilateral summit in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
The explosion happened near a local hospital in Cobanbey town. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
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