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.
For a second day, Israeli has attacked Syrian regime positions in response to errant fire into the Golan Heights. Syria has accused Israel of helping rebels and terrorists.
Citizen journalists have helped fill the media gap in Syria, after the regime clamped down on professional reporters. But how credible are these self-proclaimed journalists?
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.
A German court has ruled that Syrian men coming from rebel-held areas will be recognized as refugees. Two men who escaped conscription in Syria talk about why they fled and the danger they would face upon returning.
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