Despite a de-escalation zone agreement brokered by Turkey, Russia and Iran, Bashar al Assad's regime forces continue to target the besieged Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta.
The Assad regime had tolerated the YPG in Syria while they had a common goal in fighting Daesh. But with Daesh now defeated, the regime seems to be shifting its stance.
The children, aged between seven months to 17 years, require immediate evacuation for conditions that include kidney failure, severe malnutrition and conflict wounds, the United Nations children's agency says.
The fragmented anti-Assad groups agree in Riyadh to dispatch a combined delegation for next week's UN-brokered peace talks.
Revolutionary Guards are ready to help rebuild Syria and bring about a lasting "ceasefire," Iran's state TV quotes the chief of the country's most powerful security entity.
Trump and Putin spoke by telephone for about an hour, covering topics including Syria, Ukraine, Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan.
The recapture of the town by the militants represents a defeat for Syrian regime forces and allied militias who on Thursday overran Bukamal which lies on the border with Iraq.
UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the toll includes 955 civilians; over 70 percent were killed in regime and Russian air strikes or in air raids by the international coalition fighting Daesh.
The 2,000 Syrian pound banknote featuring regime leader Bashar al Assad's portrait has been in circulation for two months across the country, but the move has been met with controversy by Syrians who are not comfortable using it.
Orouba Barakat and her daughter Halla were murdered in their Istanbul flat, in what their family and opposition activists believe was a killing ordered by the Syrian regime.
Syrians wonder what action will be taken against Bashar al Assad's regime as world leaders prepare for next week's UN General Assembly.
A report by the UN Commission of Inquiry said the US failed to protect civilians in an airstrike hitting a mosque near Aleppo in March. It also says the Syrian regime was behind more than two dozen chemical weapons attacks in the country.
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