As residents in Idlib look to Turkey for security, UN envoy for Syria urges Turkish President Erdogan and Russian President Putin to "make a telephone call, organise a formula" which could help avoid a battle ending in a bloodbath.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned against loosening sanctions on Pyongyang after Russia and China suggested the council could discuss such a move.
Standing with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the US Ambassador to the UN Haley said the UN body was biased against Israel.
From the 193-member UN General Assembly, 120 countries voted in favour of a resolution which condemns Israel for its "excessive use of force" against Palestinians.
If Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories is illegal—and it is—under international law, then by definition Palestinian resistance of that occupation is legitimate.
As the US announced the new measures investigators were set to begin their work in investigating the chemical attack in Douma that prompted US-led airstrikes over the weekend.
Moscow slams the strikes as "aggressive actions" of the Western coalition, as the UN Security Council rejects Russia's draft resolution condemning the US-led strikes in Syria.
"Syria today is the most serious threat, and there is no military solution to the conflict," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tells the UN Security Council. Meanwhile, Russia and the US trade accusations over suspected chemical attack in Syria.
The US wants a UN Security Council vote Tuesday on a US draft resolution to establish a new inquiry into who is to blame for using chemical weapons in Syria, diplomats said. The move comes after a suspected chemical attack on Douma killed dozens.
In the early hours of Tuesday more than 6,700 people left the opposition-held eastern Ghouta near Damascus as the regime still threatens to bomb the area.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says Washington is prepared to act if the Security Council fails to prevent the Syrian regime's chemical attacks, which are killing and wounding civilians.
The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.
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