Britain-based war monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says over 60 Syrian regime fighters have been killed in 48 hours.
Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s top diplomat, was in Turkey after visiting the Assad regime in Damascus. Experts believe Tehran wants to mediate between the two neighbours to reestablish official ties.
The US special envoy to Syria has stressed Washington and Ankara have strong relations and they are geostrategic partners.
Top EU sources told TRT World the differences between Bashar al Assad and the armed opposition over the nature of the constitutional committee have been narrowed down.
A new law in Syria makes it extremely hard for Syrians to return to their homeland and could permanently alter the demographic makeup of the country.
A car bomb and explosive ordinance struck a crowded street in Raqqa, Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
Since fleeing war, more than 40,000 refugees languish in the desert between Jordan and Iraq. Moscow has now offered them a route of return, but while most men have chosen hunger over persecution, some are sending their wives and children back .
Syrian state media say militants have attacked a military post belonging to the regime forces in the country's northwest, setting off clashes that killed three people.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 17 people were killed in the last 24 hours by Syrian regime shelling in the northwest.
Artist Youssef Shaabou is one of millions of Syrians hoping to find some comfort in the midst of a war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people.
Camps of displaced people in northwestern Syria have been flooded after heavy rains. Around 14 camps have been affected in Idlib, a UN official says.
Many Syrians feel the Arab leaders have let them down as they prioritise countering Iran by strengthening ties with the US and befriending Israel.
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