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.
Is the regime of President Bashar al-Assad responsible for the chemical weapons attack in northern Syria? Experts suggest it could have been jihadi rebels. It wouldn't be the first time.
The death toll in a bombing of a bus convoy carrying evacuees from Syrian government-held territory has risen, said a monitor. The transfers are part of a massive relocation of people along political and sectarian lines.
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 complicated deal has been brokered by Qatar and Iran. But critics have described it as purposeful displacement aimed at weakening opponents to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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