The old city's castle has reopened. It had been a base for Syrian government troops during the devastating battle with opposition forces. Elsewhere in Aleppo, people struggle to eat, drink and stay warm.
The protests that led to the Syrian civil war began six years ago. Carnegie Fellow and analyst Yezid Sayigh discusses how the fight became so intractable.
Turkey has softened its stance towards Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over reaching a settlement to end the conflict. Talks in Kazakhstan between the opposition and regime are to begin next week.
The YPG militia announced an alleged deal with Moscow that would see Russian army train Kurdish fighters and set up another base in Syria. Russia has denied plans for the base and kept elusive on the training issue.
A delegation of MEPs from the Syrian Peace Process Support Group has visited Syria to promote an inclusive dialogue among the parties to the conflict. Matthias von Hein spoke with the group's leader, Javier Couso Permuy.
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