US security forces have weaponised riot gear in a violent effort to quell protests against police brutality, in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of a white policeman.
What started as a series of protests turned into a genocide that the world is happy to ignore.
If the West and NATO continue on the path they have chosen, it will allow Vladimir Putin to reshape the post-Soviet world order in his image.
Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters, many wearing banned face masks, who had converged on the Kowloon harbour-front tourist district to denounce perceived police brutality over months of unrest.
Tehran has long wielded a strong influence over the war-torn country and exploited it for its foreign policy gains.
The civilians, including a dozen people at a busy market, were killed in the rebel and opposition-held Idlib since Tuesday midnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
The State Department said it was assessing indications that the regime used chemical weapons on Sunday during its offensive in Idlib, the most significant remaining holdout of rebels.
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says toxic chemical contained 'reactive chlorine' used in Douma in 2018.
One of the hundreds of death certificates issued by the Syrian regime over the last few months, one is for American aid worker Layla Shweikani. Experts say it is now time for the US to seek justice.
In a Wall Street Journal article, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community to take action, and warned that "the entire world stands to pay the price" otherwise.
A summit between the presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran may determine whether diplomacy halts any military action in Syria's last rebel and opposition-held province. Presidents Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani are now in Tehran ahead of the talks.
Humanitarian workers are calling for a negotiated settlement to the Idlib crisis but will the Assad regime call off the military assault?
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