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Providing humanitarian aid in war-ravaged Syria looks set to shift increasingly away from emergency, life-saving assistance towards rehabilitating devastated areas to help Syrians return home.
Around 500 Syrian refugees left southern Lebanon on Wednesday under an agreement between authorities in Beirut and Damascus that provides for their return to their home country.
How the Trump administration acts in the aftermath of the chemical attack in Syria's Douma is significant for relations between the U.S. and Russia.
A Russian journalist who wrote on Moscow's "shadow army" in Syria has died after falling from the balcony of his fifth-floor flat, but investigators said on Monday that his death was not treated as suspicious.
President Donald J. Trump on Saturday hailed a U.S.-led missile assault on Syria's regime as "perfectly executed," despite the limited nature of the strikes and Russia's condemnation.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday said Russia-U.S. tensions over Syria appeared to be easing, after Moscow and Washington traded bitter accusations over potential American military action.
U.S. President Donald J. Trump has not yet made his "final decision" on how to respond to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, the White House said.
The Russian axis of Russia-Iran-Syria has proven that their bark is much louder than their bite is deep.
An alleged chemical attack that left dozens dead in Syria's rebel-held town of Douma sparked international outrage on Sunday, with U.S. President Donald J. Trump warning there would be a "big price to pay."
The United Nations said on Wednesday that it has conducted its first humanitarian mission to Raqqa since the Syrian city was liberated from the Islamic State group.
Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the construction of Turkey's first nuclear power station on Tuesday and vowed to accelerate the delivery of air defense systems to Ankara, in a new tightening of an increasingly close alliance that has alarmed NATO.
Syrian regime ally Russia struck a deal with rebels to evacuate hundreds of civilians from Douma, the final opposition pocket in their former bastion of Eastern Ghouta.
U.N. investigators said on Tuesday they had begun sifting through "unprecedented" amounts of information related to horrific crimes committed in Syria's seven-year war.
Syrian troops and government-linked militia have systematically raped and sexually abused civilians, according to a U.N.-backed report.
Syrian regime forces on Saturday cut off the largest town in Eastern Ghouta from the rest of the rebel-held enclave near Damascus, pressing on with a 20-day assault that has left more than 1,000 civilians dead.
Syria's government has recaptured half of Eastern Ghouta, battering the shrinking rebel enclave on Wednesday with air strikes that killed dozens and defying U.N. calls for a halt to violence. Afghan and Palestinian loyalist militiamen are deployed to help the ground invasion.
An international aid convoy entered Syria's Eastern Ghouta to deliver much-needed supplies as regime forces continued to advance toward the battered rebel enclave.
Since February 18, the Syrian regime forces killed more than 640 civilians -- including over 150 children -- in bombardment of Eastern Ghouta.
Western powers turned up the heat on Damascus on Friday as tens of thousands of civilians in Syria's battered rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta awaited desperately needed aid.