The first session in nine months is aimed at making progress in drafting a new Syrian charter to pave the way for UN-sponsored elections.
The move freezes any US assets of those blacklisted and generally bars Americans from dealing with them.
"Until the Syrian people are free, peaceful, and safe, we will remain in this country," President Erdogan says in speech to mark two years of the country's executive presidential system.
Several troops were reported injured by the Russian defence ministry after a joint military patrol was hit by an improvised explosive device near Ariha town of Idlib.
Pledges came from countries including Qatar, which has promised $100 million, and Germany, which offered 1.58 billion euros ($1.78 billion) in what Berlin said was the single biggest country donation.
Food prices soared by more than 200 percent in less than a year due to the free-fall in neighbouring Lebanon's economy and Covid-19 lockdown measures in Syria, the World Food Programme has said.
A trove of tens of thousands of pictures released by a Syrian regime defector named ‘Caesar’ revealed the extent of torture and extrajudicial killing in the regime’s prisons. Now the US is targeting those responsible for the abuses with sanctions.
Supporters of the revolution against the Assad regime take stock of the toll the war has taken nine years after it started.
Investigators find that the Russian air force launched attacks that served no military purpose and put civilians in harm’s way.
Nine years after dictator Bashar al Assad launched his war on the Syrian people, countries which once claimed to support the opposition have left it to its fate. Only Ankara has consistently and practically opposed the regime since.
Ankara's UN envoy says Turkey will continue to respond by all necessary means against any attacks by the Assad regime on Turkish troops.
Turkish President Erdogan "doesn’t want people to be killed by the thousands, and hundreds of thousands," says US President Trump.
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