What impact will the death of rebel leader Zahran Alloush have on the Syrian conflict? Middle East analyst Markus Kaim from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs provides some answers.
War parties have staged 500 attacks on schools in 20 countries in the first half of 2017, according to the United Nations. The UN special representative for children has said attacks appeared to be on the rise.
The two leaders may back rival factions but they were showering each other with praise in Ankara. They agreed to work closely to implement the Idlib de-escalation zone, after the region was heavily bombed.
Four key leaders of the so-called "Islamic State" (IS) have been killed in the airstrike on in eastern Syria, according to Russia defense ministry. Heavy clashes are continuing in the city of Deir el-Zour.
Representatives of the Syrian opposition and President Bashar al-Assad's regime are meeting in Astana for a sixth round of talks. They are hoping to secure a ceasefire, but how far off is a lasting peace agreement?
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